'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.

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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 ….

MIDS Online Support Group

Mums in Distress support groups are now every Sunday at 5pm. NSW timezone   MIDS is a place to feel seen, heard, validated & understood. For Mums, By Mums.

Instructions to join the Mums In Distress Support Group

Please click the zoom link and follow the sign in prompts in the 10 minutes prior to our meeting so we can start together on time. Our gathering is a commitment, and we ask everyone to stay for the duration. We commit to concluding on time. For privacy, please be away from others and recording is not allowed. As this is a support group, please be in a space where you can fully engage through the virtual medium with others in the “room” as they are with you.
This time is designed to be intentionally set aside for ourselves and our peer MIDs without the usual day to day distractions. This support group is for Mums of any age who are separating, separated, divorcing, or divorced. * Check time shown for this mtg is correct for your time zone. * Please be ready to sign in during the 10 mins before start time as meeting access is closed once we begin, and we want you there. * For confidentiality and privacy, group participants must be in a quiet, uninterrupted place away from children and others. * This space is a drug & alcohol-free one, including smoking, and we ask for everyone’s consideration & cooperation.

Virtual Verandah Mum Chat

Safe, friendly, confidential mum chat group. Ask a facilitator at any MIDs support group to be added.

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


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.

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