This article covers a lot of information and also outlines what options are available to you if you don’t wish to mediate.
A free service for anyone looking for information about organisations or people providing legal services in England and Wales that are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
- The RCJ Advice Bureau Family Legal Centre (website)
Legal advice about family matters, open 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
- London South Bank University Legal Advice Clinic (website)
Free public drop-in advice service staffed by LSBU law students working under the supervision of practising solicitors.
Clear and helpful advice on a range of topics.
- Balham Community Centre – Counselling Service (website)
“Offer a professional, confidential counselling service, addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem. We work with individuals, couples and families. We are committed to making counselling affordable for everyone in our community. Fees/concessions are agreed with you at your initial meeting, based in your individual circumstances.”
“Talk Wandsworth is part of the Department of Health’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative. The service is provided by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. We offer: access to a range of talking therapies for people with common mental health problems and everyday challenges. We provide treatments that are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).”
tel: 020 3513 6264, choose option 4 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
“Free and impartial NHS service which aims to help patients and the public to find organisations and services to support their health and wellbeing needs”
tel. 020 3880 0366 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm), firstname.lastname@example.org
“A charity supporting all aspects of parenting, including bereavement, divorce, single parenting”.
“Home-Start offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in the local community. We have three main services:
- Core home visiting – one-to-one weekly support for families with children 3 months-5 years old
- Bump to Baby – one-to-one weekly support starting from pregnancy and newborn stage
- Hubs – group activities for Home Start families”
- Wandsworth Young People’s Health Agency (website)
1-2-1 counselling for young people in relation to drugs, alcohol and emotional health, such as bullying, coping with issues at home or school, anxiety. The service sees young people, aged 11-18 years, at various locations across Wandsworth, depending on where the young person lives, goes to school or feels comfortable meeting. Anyone can refer a young person to this agency and young people can self refer.