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The Call for Unity


During a separation and divorce it is easy to forget about the young lives trapped between warring parents. Even the most amicable separations can cause trauma and upset in the shared children. However as our society learns to deal with a more common problem, so too are we learning the best ways to cope. Parents need to be supported during separation so that they can fully support their children, and we can do this together.

As part of Family Mediation Week Fegans have partnered with Wells Family Mediation to produce a ‘Unity’ video, to raise awareness of the importance of staying together as parents, even when you break up as partners. The benefits on the whole family unit are incredible.

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restored lives

The Restored Lives Course is for anyone struggling after a breakup or seeking practical support, giving anyone who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship the opportunity to discuss the challenges they are facing and the tools to deal with these effectively. These include:

Facing the effects of separation and divorce, the importance of good communication, forgiveness, resolving conflict, the impact of breakdown on other relationships, legal issues, parenting issues and moving forward with hope.

Each session begins with a meal followed by a talk, with opportunities for discussion in small groups. The small groups are led by people who have gone through divorce themselves. The setting is welcoming, relaxed and unthreatening. The next course is in Sevenoaks and costs £30 for six sessions – this includes course materials and supper each week. There are some bursaries available to assist with the course fees and babysitting costs. Please visit: facebook.com/restoredlivessevenoaks/