Help - before, during and after divorce

Upon divorce, many women want to revert to their maiden name.

Divorce Recovery Workshop is a self-help course that will help you deal with
the emotional trauma of a relationship that has broken down.

The FMC is dedicated to working to promote best practice in family mediation

The Family Mediation Helpline is staffed by specially trained operators who provide:
• general information on family mediation;
• advice on whether your case may be suitable for mediation;
• information about eligibility for public funding, and;
• contact details for mediation services in your local area.

Family mediation is a voluntary process by which couples in dispute, particularly those going through separation or divorce, are helped to deal with arrangements for their future.

Many couples prefer to negotiate their own private arrangements with the assistance of a family mediator rather than put their decisions in the hands of the courts.

NFM is a network of local not-for-profit Family Mediation Services in England and Wales which offers help to couples, married or unmarried, who are in the process of separation and divorce.

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

Resolution’s 5000 members are family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes

A registered charity and voluntary organisation, SMC provide a specialist professional counselling service to the whole community, delivered in rural and urban locations throughout Scotland.
SMC relationship counselling services are available to couples or individuals who are married, living together, living apart, divorced or separated.

The UK College of Family Mediators - established in 1996 - sets standards for family mediation and maintains a register of family mediator members who meet those standards; it works to promote best practice in family mediation.
Their website has a Find A Mediator facility.

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Information about Lent Courses: This year, we are using the Lent Material from ‘York Courses’ Their five session Lent Course this year is called ‘On the Third Day’ and has been written by Bishop John Pritchard (the former Bishop of Oxford) and has a wonderful range of Christian thinkers making contributions. These include Rt Revd Tom Wright, Professor Paul Vallely, Revd Ruth Gee and Rt Revd Libby Lane (the first Cof woman Bishop). The sessions headings are:

Have I got news for you! : So what? The implications of the Resurrection ‘Let him Easter in us’   :   Celebrating and praying Easter. A risen Church.

The remaining dates will be  27 February and 6, 13 and Wednesday 21 March Please contact Maddie 01264 810284 to book a place. The course will be led by a combination of Revd Mike Norton, Revd Bob Green and Maddie Hedley. Email mjh73@btinternet.com.   A course booklet will be available.