Divorce is an isolating and frustrating experience. That’s why it’s important to have a professional and helpful divorce team on your side; it’s also why you can benefit from the many post-divorce resources Newcastle has to offer.
Below is a brief list of support groups, advice centres and more that you might benefit from, compiled by our Newcastle lawyers. If you need further help, feel free to contact us.
Meetup Newcastle Divorce Support Groups
Meetup is a site through which you can either find, or set up, groups for like-minded people. They have several groups for men and women in the North East that anybody can join, including:
Social groups, both for finding friends and for dating
Support groups for both men and women
No matter what you’re interested in, there will likely be a group you could become a part of. If there isn’t, you can start one of your own.
Relate provide therapy specifically for relationship support, and not just in the context of couples’ counselling. Just because you’re breaking up, that doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t benefit from therapy; you want the process to go as smoothly as possible, and to minimise the impact of your divorce on family life and your career. Relate can help.
On their site, they state that they offer family counselling, relationship counselling, young people’s counselling and sex therapy at their Newcastle Relate office.
Newcastle Women’s Aid
Newcastle Women’s Aid is a confidential service run by women, for women. Since 1975, Newcastle Women's Aid have provided a range of specialist domestic abuse services which included:
Children and young people’s support
Their site linked above also offers a list of local services that may potentially be useful, such as crisis, health and domestic abuse resources.
Together Friends is a site through which women can make friends. Their site can help you to make new friends by putting you in touch with like-minded women who share the same interests and live in the same area.
Family Action (Separated Parents Information Programme)
Family Action are a charity that provide practical, emotional and financial support to disadvantaged people in the UK. Their work is focused in a general sense on strengthening communities and families.
Their Separated Parents Information Programme ‘is a course that helps parents understand separation from a child’s point of view and learn the fundamental principles of how to manage and reduce the impact of conflict on their children.’ They state that the course is a safe place to learn:
What children need most from their parents during a separation
Practical skills that improve communication
How to find and get support throughout a separation (particularly from other parents)
How to deal with the emotional impact of separation
The course runs online and is available to single parents across Tyne & Wear. Places are normally offered to parents directed to them by Court, but it’s possible for you to book a place independently.
Contact Stowe Family Law Today
We’re Stowe Family Law, the only national law firm dedicated to family matters with the UK’s largest team of specialist family lawyers and an office in the heart of the city of Newcastle.
At Stowe, we work hard to make family law easier to understand and know that each case across the North East is unique - each one needing tailored support and handled with care.
In choosing Stowe family law Newcastle, clients are guided through the process with empathy and care and the reassurance that they have the right team of people by their side.
With offices across the UK, we practice all areas of family law and support people in the Newcastle area going through a family breakdown to move forward in life from a position of renewed strength.
So, if you need the best lawyers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, contact Stowe Family Law today, request a free call back or call us at 01914 390808. Our Newcastle family solicitors office can be found at Stowe Family Law LLP, City Quadrant, 2nd Floor, 11 Waterloo St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4DP.
Sarah advises in all aspects of family law and has experience of divorce cases involving substantial income and capital as well as businesses and trust structures. She also advises on child law, cohabitation and nuptial agreements.