We are here to support and raise awareness about adults that are estranged from their family or children.

Stand Alone offers support services to prevent estranged adults becoming vulnerable. We talk openly about the experience of family estrangement to help others lead lives that are less isolated.

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How can we help?

From our founder

Our founder has recently announced her departure

Many of you will know our founder and CEO Dr Becca Bland has recently announced her departure from the charity after 11 years. Read more about this here:

Support Groups & Training

I'd like to meet someone else in my position or learn more about family estrangement

We run support groups and therapeutic workshops for people who are estranged from their family. Please click below to find out more.


Find out more about family estrangement

Over the last decade, we have published some of the most cutting edge research into family estrangement.


I'm having problems with my student support application

Many students have contacted Stand Alone to tell us about issues with providing evidence for Student Finance, as well as funding and accessing accommodation over the summer period. Please click here to find out more about how we areĀ able to help you…