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Supporting kids through separation

Parental separation can be distressing and overwhelming for kids. The Anchor helps with the emotional issues a breakup can cause.

Therapeutic support

The program offers children and young people their own counsellor to make sure they get the best support possible when their parents separate, allowing them to:

The Anchor also offers fun and friendly therapeutic groups where children and young people can meet kids of the same age with similar experiences.

Parents have the opportunity to discover what their children are learning in their groups and may attend a group or seminar of their own or speak with one of our counsellors.

Community outreach

The Anchor offers assistance in the community

  • By holding information sessions for professionals to recognise and refer children who might need support.
  • Providing seminars for parents about the impact of separation and conflict on children.
  • Running therapeutic groups for children and young people in schools.

Child consultation

When parents don’t agree about parenting arrangements and are in mediation it is important to meet with children and offer a safe place for them to voice their experience. The Anchor gives children an opportunity to let parents know what is most important for them especially when the conflict has affected relationships.


Get in touch

Our customer service team is available from Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 6.00pm AEST.

To find a program near you and your family, use our service finder.

Call us on 1800 864 846 (1800 UNITING)1800 864 846.

Email us at ask@uniting.org

Or contact one of our counselling offices.