Grandparents in Distress

Grandparents in Distress

‘Grandparents in Distress’ is a national support group for grandparents experiencing separation from their grandchildren.

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 ….

Helpline: 1300 853 437

National support line
Monday to Saturday
8:30am – 5pm AEST
(closed Sunday)

Wednesdays 4pm AEDT
(meetings are in Syd/Mel time so please check your relative timezone)

Safe online (24/7) peer discussion forum

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.

External Links:

  • 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 ….