Information, support and education for separated parents – encouraging positive co-parenting that enables children to develop sustainable parental relationships.

Who is this service for?

Couples who have separated and who have children. Parenting can be challenging after separating, especially when there is disagreement and conflict between parents.

Parenting Separately is also offered to significant others such as grandparents and carers.

What happens in the Parenting Separately Program?

Parenting Separately can help you to identify and develop useful strategies and help communicate more effectively with each other.

Parenting Separately can also give you information and assistance on your individual situation, so you can best support your children’s needs.

Through six individual sessions and a workshop series you work through a number of areas in a highly supportive and safe environment, leaving you in a child-focused place where you can resolve conflict and communicate better.

Services provided include:

  • Individual counselling for parents, focused on psycho-education and improving the co-parenting relationship.
  • Educational workshops.
  • Referral to other services and programs, such as family dispute resolution or children’s counselling.

How do I make an appointment?

Anyone who has experienced family separation can access the Parenting Separately Program by calling us. At times people are also referred by the Federal Magistrates Court, the Family Court, legal practitioners and other services.

Parenting Separately is available in Hobart and Launceston to make an appointment please call us on 1300 364 277


This is a free service.

Key Outcomes

The Parenting Separately program will assist you to:

  • Identify & develop useful strategies to deal with challenges relating to co-parenting.
  • Decrease the impact of parental conflict on children.
  • Improve communication to best support children’s needs.
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