Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting after Separation Workshop

Fegans are working with Wells Family Mediation to support separated parents in positive parenting after separation.

The Positive Parenting Workshop will be a day of practical tips and strategies to enable children to thrive after family breakdown.


Fegans Parent Support Worker: Isobel MacDougall

Wells Family Mediation Family Mediator: Helen Adam

Saturday 7th July 9.30am – 2pm

Great Shoesmiths, Whitegates Lane, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6QG

Cost: £50 per person

Please note if cost is an issue contact joanne.wild@fegans.org.uk

Transport can be provided from Tunbridge Wells if needed, and lunch will be served

the speakers

Isobel McDougal

Having trained initially as a primary school teacher, Isobel spent 20 years working in universities and colleges, training adults to work with young children. Isobel is a parent and a grandparent and having recently retired emjoys spending more time with her grandchildren. Isobel says: “I believe that families are important –  a place where children can grow a strong sense of self, develop confidence and is the primary place for learning. The combination of my beliefs and experiences influence my work with Fegans as a Parent Support Worker.”

Helen Adam

Helen Adam accredited with the Family Mediation Council and is a Professional Practice Consultant, supervising a number of family mediators in their developing practices.  She is qualified to offer Child-Inclusive Mediation and speaks regularly on the goal and challenges of shared parenting post-separation.

Helen also works as a trainer.  She is one of the foundation trainers for the Family Mediators’ Association, and speaks regularly on Family Mediation, including to new family court judges at the Judicial College.

Helen runs workshops for those looking to move on from the difficulty of relationship breakdown into a successful shared parenting relationship.  She runs the ‘Moving On’ workshops in Kent and trains others to run them in other locations.

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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.

To visit our ‘Unity’ Page click here. For more help on how to parent through separation click here.