Guiding you through separation or bereavement
Lifeline WA’s Separated Mums program is a unique service that provides support to Mums before, during and after separation. We also provide support for those who have experienced a bereavement in a partnership or as a parent or child. Lifeline WA welcomes Mums from the LGBTIQA community.
Bereavement is traditionally linked to death and the grief that one feels after the loss of a loved one. However, feelings of bereavement can also be associated with other loss, such as separation. Our counselling team provides individual support, education and group workshops for Mums who want to:
Access practical and emotional support and assistance after the loss of a loved one through separation or bereavement
Communicate effectively with the other parent and deal with difficult behaviours from your ex-partner
Be prepared for mediation and to better understand the mediation process
Understand the complexities of the Family Court and the legal system
Create a co-parenting plan designed specifically to meet the needs of their children
We can also work with your child/children to assist them to if they are affected by the change in the family unit or loss of a parent.
Lifeline WA does not provide legal advice but we can supply information on how to access legal advice where needed. We can also refer to other support services relevant to individual family situations.
We run mixed and single workshops for parents to meet with others and learn more about:
family law court processes
writing a co-parenting plan
building resilience after separation and communicating when relationships have broken down.
This program is supported by the Department of Local Government and Communities.
Who is Separated Mums for?
Our Separated Mums service provides one-to-one support for Mums in the process of separation.
What will it cost?
The fee for counselling per session is based on a sliding scale, according to the client’s income.
For clients who are experiencing hardship, the service is free.
Where are we located?
Our Separated Mums program is based at our Northbridge and Hillarys offices. We also provide the service via telephone appointments, to make an appointment call (08) 9261 4451.