Separation and divorce

Each year many parents separate or get a divorce. Separating parents often worry about the impacts on their children. But most children adapt well with the support of their parent/s, family and community.

If you can talk to your child about what’s going on and be positive about changes related to separation and divorce, it helps them to understand and reduces their worries. It’s also important to take care of yourself at this time, because how you feel about and cope with the separation can impact on your parenting, your relationship with your child and, in turn, your child’s wellbeing.

These resources are for parents who are navigating separation or who have separated or divorced. They aim to help you understand children’s experiences and reactions and offer ways you can lessen the impacts of separation on your child and support their mental health and wellbeing.

These resources were developed with the guidance of separated parents, health professionals, and research into the wellbeing of children whose parents have separated.

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