Information Bank

Whether you are receiving detailed legal advice or not, proper information is a vital part of dispute resolution. The information we give you about options available, and the information you give us about your family circumstances, are the materials from which we can build solutions together.

We believe strongly that mediators should be able to provide the same depth and detail of guidance and information as family lawyers and other professionals. The difference is that lawyers provide it as partisan advisors, whereas mediators seek to provide it impartially and transparently to all parties. But we always encourage clients to seek out legal advice as well.

Useful resources

A kidspace
A support programme for children going through family breakdown.

Divorce Support Group
Provides local support groups and individual support to help people cope with the emotional and psychological impact of their divorce or separation.
 

Family Mediators Association
An organisation of family mediators who offer comprehensive family and hybrid mediation dealing with children, finance, property and pensions.
 

Gingerbread
Provides advice and practical support for single parents.
 

Kids in the Middle
Works to strengthen couple and family relationships by offering online services and learning resources to help couples help themselves.
 

OnlyDads
A national on-line support service for parents who are going through or have been through a separation or divorce.
 

OnlyMums
A national on-line support service for parents who are going through or have been through a separation or divorce.
 

Relate
Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through its website.
 

Resolution
An organisation of family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. 
 

Ricochet
Ricochet is a support group for the families and friends of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. 
 

The Parent Connection
Help for parents who are either going through separation or are struggling with issues associated with parenting after parting. 
 

The Parent Practice
Provides a wide range of support for parents including parenting classes. 
 

Savvy Woman
A money website aimed at providing financial advice to women in a clear and user-friendly way.
 

 

Warning: We offer these various forms of guidance freely for all. Although copyright, they are also available for use by fellow professionals, as long as we are informed and there is proper acknowledgement. Again, we welcome suggestions for improvement so that, over time, we can be confident that the mediation community nationally has be best possible information to hand for clients.