Dealing with stress and depression

If you find you are struggling to get up in the morning, finding you burst into tears or become very angry at random times, and generally don’t feel in control of your feelings, it might be that you are suffering from stress and/or depression. Divorce and separation is one of the most stressful experiences of our lives and can affect us in a way we might not expect. Some people appear to sail through it relatively unscathed whereas others might publicly fall apart. How you really feel underneath is a private affair but you do not have to suffer on your own.

There may be other contributing factors affecting how you experience separation and divorce. If you have recently suffered other losses, such as family bereavements, you can expect to find the divorce experience harder than you would otherwise. At this point, you might want to think about individual counselling, visiting your GP, informing your boss at work, talking to friends and family as these can all be useful resources.

Family mediators are trained to help people sort out arrangements at a pace that suits them and are very aware of how stress and depression can affect this. Let them know how you are so that they can accommodate your needs.

NFM is a network of professional family mediation providers based in England and Wales that work with families affected by relational breakdown. All providers aim to help clients achieve an outcome that works best for them and their family

If you would like to get more information about mediation and/or make an appointment you can contact NFM direct on 0300 4000 636 or you can also contact a NFM family mediation provider in your area.

All services also take referrals from Solicitors, the court or other helping / support agencies.

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