Support options for Parents in distress

When you are going through a tough separation, Parents Beyond Breakup wants you to know there is support out there for you. The first step in taking control of your situation is being brave enough to reach out for support. Our trained helpline operators are a good place to start if you are in distress. Peer support group meetings are a safe place where you can talk amongst peers who are or have been in a similar situation you. We have both in person and online meetings, it doesn’t matter where you live in Australia, you can reach out and connect through our zoom meetings. Read more about the Parents Beyond Breakup services here.

Telephone Helpline

Call our helpline on 1300 853 437 or +61 2 6652 8113. The helpline operates Mon-Sat, 8:30am - 5pm AEST (Sydney/Melbourne timezone). If our operators are busy on other calls, leave a voicemail and we will call you back.

Attend an Online Meeting

Talk amongst peers who have, or are, experiencing complex family breakdown. Free of charge. Just register for one of our online meetings and you will receive an email with your link to join.

Attend Local Support Groups

Meet other dads who have an are experiencing complex family breakdown. Free of charge, no need to book, no preparation needed. Just turn up. Locations and times are listed on the Dads in Distress page.

Online Forums

Virtual Verandah, Free to join and secure. Chat with other parents facing similar challenges. Share wisdom. Share ideas. Ask for help. Sign up to our Virtual Verandah (help)

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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 ….

Helpline - 1300 853 437