Grandparents in Distress

is a national support group for grandparents experiencing separation from their grandchildren.

HELPLINE 1300 853 437

Parents Beyond Breakup not only supports parents experiencing trauma through family breakdown and separation but also acknowledges the specific issue of grandparent-grandchild contact during custody battles commonly termed ‘parental alienation’ where one side of a child’s family is disadvantaged or removed by the other parent, a factor closely linked to stress, anxiety, depression, isolation and suicide in Australia.

Every child deserves to have a relationship with both sides of their family ….

Support for grandparents missing their grandchildren due to separation or divorce.

support for grandparents missing their grandchildren due to separation or divorce

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Call our free Helpline Helpline: 1300 853 437 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat: 08:30-17:00 Wed & Sun: 10:30-17:00 Sydney/Melbourne Timezone

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First Tuesday of each month at 10am AEDT (meetings are in Syd/Mel time so please check your relative timezone) refer to the calendar below

Please refer to calendar below for updates on groups.

Group peer based support

Everything we do is 100% free and confidential.Everyone you’ll talk with is a volunteer and a friendly peer who’s been through family separation themselves

Support Meetings for Grandparents Missing Their Grandchildren Due to Separation or Divorce

The parents, children, and grandparents are affected when a family goes through a separation or divorce. Unfortunately, grandparents cannot always see their grandchildren as often as they would like due to the circumstances. This can be a challenging time for them, and they need to get the support they need. Attending support meetings for grandparents missing their grandchildren has its advantages. The first advantage of attending support meetings for grandparents missing their grandchildren is that it can help alleviate feelings of isolation. Grandparents who are not able to see their grandchildren often feel left out of the family and may experience a sense of loneliness. By attending a support meeting, they can interact with other grandparents going through the same thing and form bonds with them, which can help combat those feelings of isolation.

The second advantage is that support meetings can provide grandparents with resources to help them navigate their situation. Grandparents who miss their grandchildren may need help knowing where to turn or who to talk to. Support meetings can provide valuable information on legal rights, counselling services, and other resources to help them deal with their situation and improve their relationship with their grandchildren.

The third advantage is that attending support meetings can give grandparents a safe space to express their emotions. Grandparents may feel guilty, angry, or sad about not being able to see their grandchildren but may not feel comfortable talking about these emotions with their family. By attending a support meeting, they can freely express their feelings without fear of judgement and get advice on coping with those emotions healthily.

The fourth advantage of attending support meetings is giving grandparents a sense of purpose. Grandparents who cannot see their grandchildren may feel like missing out on an essential part of their life. By attending a support meeting, they can become part of a community that focuses on the importance of relationships between grandparents and grandchildren and can feel like they are doing something positive to improve their situation.

In conclusion, support meetings for grandparents missing their grandchildren can provide many benefits, including social support, resources to navigate the situation, emotional relief, and a sense of purpose. Grandparents need to know that they are not alone and that resources are available to help them through this difficult time. If you are a grandparent missing your grandchildren, we encourage you to attend a support meeting in your area. It may be the beginning of a valuable source of support and healing.

Mothers of Sons

- For Grandmothers who have an adult son experiencing alienation or custody issues post-separation (ie; Mums of DIDS).

Parents Beyond Breakup not only support parents experiencing trauma through family breakdown and separation but also acknowledge the specific issue of parent-child contact and custody battles commonly termed ‘parental alienation’ a factor closely linked to stress, anxiety, depression, isolation and suicide in Australia.

Every child deserves to have a relationship with both sides of their family ….

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