About Mums in Distress

‘Mums in Distress’ is a national support group for mums experiencing separation from their children.

Parents Beyond Breakup not only supports parents experiencing trauma through family breakdown and separation but also acknowledges 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 of their parents ….

Helpline: 1300 853 437

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

Tuesdays 6pm AEDT
(meetings are in Syd/Mel time so please check your relative timezone)

Safe online (24/7) mums only peer discussion forum

Group peer based support

Online resources

Everything we do is 100% free, female friendly and confidential.

Everyone you’ll talk with is a volunteer and a mum friendly peer who’s been through it themselves.

'Mums in Distress' is a national support group for mums experiencing separation from their children.

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 of their parents ….