If you are here because you would like information and advice about family estrangement, we have a range of online guides to help with different situations, please visit: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/
Listen to our charity podcast if you instantly want to hear from others who have experienced family estrangement.
Meeting others in a similar position
If you are here because you’d like to meet others in the same position, we currently run facilitated support groups and workshops online from January-June 2023 and September-December 2023.
You can access more information about the groups and a list of groups and workshops when they are open for registration here: https://www.standalone.org.uk/support-groups-in-2023/
Unfortunately, we don’t have plans to organise support groups or workshops in person. We don’t have chapters, local branches, group leaders in local areas, and sadly we can’t signpost to other organisations like us in USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. That’s simply as there aren’t any to our awareness!
Finding individual support
If you are here because you are seeking individual support with your estrangement, we have a list of counsellors, coaches, psychologists psychotherapists who have worked in collaboration with Stand Alone in England, Scotland and online. They offer private one-to-one support, which is not funded by the charity. Please visit: www.standalone.org.uk/psychotherapists-counsellors-partnered-stand-alone/
If you are an individual practitioner looking to become more skilled in family estrangement matters please visit our partner site: www.standing-together.net
If you’re an estranged student at a UK University, or you’re planning to go to University, and you’re struggling to evidence your family estrangement with Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland, please write to The Student Loans Company’s new specialist team for estranged students: firstname.lastname@example.org. They can help if you can’t find the right evidence.
You can also find the right people to help and support you with student loans, finance and accommodation at your university here: https://www.standalone.org.uk/students/supportatyouruniversity/
Keeping up to date with news and helping out…
We do run events and workshops in other areas of the UK from time to time. If you want to be kept up to date about our events & activities, please sign up to the newsletter here. Or you can follow our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/standaloneworldwide/ and/or Twitter feed: @UKstandalone where you can find a lively online community of people talking about the issue of family estrangement.
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If you are feeling like you need to speak to somebody urgently, we recommend calling The Samaritans for free on 116 123 (UK). If you need advice or want to join a support group, or want to be kept up to date about our services please see the information above this form.