It's not always easy to use family and friends for support, particularly as these relationships may be tied up in what is happening in your relationship. This is why mediation exists.
Whether you need to make decisions or negotiate during divorce/separation, or simply help to reconcile following a difficult period, there are several organisations that provide mediation services throughout the UK listed below.
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National Family Mediation
National Family Mediation is the umbrella organisation for mediation services throughout England and Wales. They provide family mediation, specifically to help couples (married or unmarried) who have separated or are in the process of separation. They also work to support children affected by separation.
Relationships Scotland is a network of affiliated local services who provide relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other family support services across all of mainland and island Scotland.
Family Mediation Northern Ireland
Family Mediation NI provide mediation services across Northern Ireland and will work with those with or without children to find the best solutions relating to the many aspects of separation.