Meeting People

There are two ways that you can meet others in our community:

Support Groups

Our support groups give you the chance to meet people in your locality and talk broadly about family estrangement, its impact and any struggles you might be having.

It can be helpful to meet others in the same position, and we give out questions to break the ice and find shared experiences. These are talking groups and are run by a facilitator, who can keep the space fair and safe. We run the programme over over six sessions, which take place fortnightly at the weekend.

We are running funded support groups in Bristol and Manchester. To sign up, you need to attend an introductory session, where you can meet others in a similar position, and find out more about our groups.

Our next introductory sessions will take place in December, and will be open for registration shortly. Sign up to our newsletter to be informed when registration opens.


Therapeutic Workshops

Our therapeutic workshops explore the feelings associated with family estrangement, as well as giving you the practical tools to help you to adjust to your situation.

-Adjusting to your estrangement

-The impact on identity

-Managing worry and rumination


-Understanding shame

Registration is now open for our ‘Letting Go and Moving On’ workshop in London and Brighton in September & October 2018.

Special Christmas Workshops

The festive period is a time when people who are estranged from their family, or a key family member, may feel more isolated.

As the national conversation turns to family, and expectations build around spending time with family members, feelings of abnormality can arise.

We run workshops to help people to meet others in a similar position, and to feel less alone.

Our workshops are led by a trained and qualified counsellor, who can safely guide the group. Feelings around Christmas will be explored, and as well as coping skills and support mechanisms.

This year, we have Christmas workshops in London, Manchester, Bristol and Brighton.

There is a cost to register, as this work is unfunded. To help those who are low-waged or out of work, we have made several low-cost places available in each location.

If you want to book your festive support now, you can register by clicking below…