Mums in Distress


'Mums in Distress' is a national support group for mums experiencing separation from their children.


Helpline: 1300 853 437

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 10am-5pm

Mondays 6pm AEDT
(meetings are in Syd/Mel time so please check your relative timezone)

Safe online (24/7) mums only peer discussion forum


Group peer based support

Online resources


Everything we do is 100% free, female friendly and confidential.

Everyone you'll talk with is a volunteer and a mum friendly peer who's been through it themselves.


Parents Beyond Breakup not only support parents experiencing trauma through family breakdown and separation but also acknowledge the specific issue of parent-child contact and custody battles commonly termed ‘parental alienation’ a factor closely linked to stress, anxiety, depression, isolation and suicide in Australia.Every child deserves to have a relationship with both of their parents ….