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Carmel

Blog
24th June 2022

A parent’s guide to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and parental separation

You may have heard the term ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’ or ACEs being used in discussions about mental health and wellbeing,…
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Blog
17th June 2022

Summer holiday tips for separated parents

The summer break is nearly here, children will be off school and out of routine for almost two months. While…
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Blog
10th June 2022

The importance of good mental health in infanthood – Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Infant mental health is the social and emotional wellbeing and development of children in the earliest years of life. Research…
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Blog
13th May 2022

What is a co-parenting plan?

A co-parenting plan is a bespoke plan negotiated and agreed by separated parents – it includes all the detail both…
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Blog
21st April 2022

Emotional Abuse Post Separation

Parent Alienation Awareness Day is on 25 April, it is a date recognised across the world and it aims to…
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Blog
23rd March 2022

Tips on managing family occasions after parental separation

For separated parents special family occasions may be difficult or unsettling and result in conflict, especially if it falls on…
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Blog
2nd March 2022

What is the process of mediation?

Separated and divorcing couples can find it difficult to agree on important arrangements surrounding their children. Family Mediation is a…
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News
24th March 2020

COVID-19 Update from Family Mediation NI

We recognise that separated families may experience additional stress as they navigate shared parenting and deal with the unknown progress…
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Blog
18th December 2019

The best gift for your children this Christmas is your time.

Christmas can be stressful for parents and children, especially for families where mum and dad live in separate houses. Family Mediation…
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Blog
4th December 2019

How Does Direct Child Consultation work?

As a Mediator with Specialist knowledge of working with children, I have had the privilege of being entrusted by parents…
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