ABOUT MUMS IN DISTRESS

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

HELPLINE 1300 853 437

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We offer MIDs specific time slots with a peer mum at various times during the week (once booked, we call you back at the arranged time) or you can call our main helpline and speak to a male helpline operator 7 days week on 1300 853 437.

BOOK A CALL WITH A MUM ON OUR HELPLINE

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 ….

Allegations are isolating me from my friends and family.
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I’m being accused of horrible things I’ve not done.
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The contact order is being broken or ignored.
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I can’t afford the legal fees, and my ex refuses to go to mediation.
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I can’t sleep and it’s ruining my life and career.
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I feel isolated and hopeless.
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Are there other mums going through this too? I feel like I’m the only one.
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I can’t communicate with my ex-partner about our kids with out it going off the rails.
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Double Standards.
No one shames dads when they don’t have custody. However, when you’re a mum without custody people assume that you must be a horrible person.
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It feels like I’m mourning a living child, except there is no closure because my child is alive.
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If this sounds like you then, you're in the right place and we can help.

MIDS Online Support Group

Mums in Distress support groups are TEMPORARILY ON HOLD pending a review to make them bigger and better than ever - this should not take more than a few weeks at most. In the meantime, our Virtual Veranda and a more flexible MIDs specific helpline will continue to offer free support.

Virtual Verandah Mum Chat

Safe, friendly, confidential mum 24/7 chat group. Call and chat to our MIDs helpline to get added to the Virtual Veranda.

Mums In Distress Support provides a welcome & warm invitation to women who have been left vulnerable, separated and/or isolated from some or all of her children, through circumstances that often result in acute situational stress.

Online resources for mums

Separation checklist

BEFORE YOU GO LEGAL... Before you resort to law, there are alternative mediation services if you are separating and need assistance.

Women's Legal Service NSW

We provide specialist legal services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, family law, discrimination, victims support, child protection, human rights and access to justice.

Ask LOIS

Website providing a free legal online information service (LOIS) for community workers in NSW, who are responding to women with legal needs. Ask LOIS provides a useful resource library and monthly webinars presented by solicitors and experts on a wide range of legal topics.
Helpline - 1300 853 437