School Summer Holiday – Are you dreading them?

While the children can’t wait for the long school summer holiday the opposite is true for a number of families.

It is often at the end of the summer – family mediation services see an increase in demand.

Sometimes it’s the final straw for many couples who realise they can’t go on any longer and need to talk about separating.

The problems of keeping the children occupied during the six week break and the expense this involves proves too much for the relationship.

Going on holiday and having to spend more time together. All this can apply immense pressure on a vulnerable relationship which in the end breaks downs.

This is where Relate Mediation can support these families to explore and agree the details of their separation.

The majority of our Mediators are also practicing Child Counsellors so are child centred and are best placed to support families in reaching child arrangements.

But families who have already separated often struggle at this time. When the children are no longer in school and childcare has to be arranged – this is when contact arrangements can break down.

Relate Mediation is open to these families to help discuss and agree changes to an existing contact order.

We hold a Legal Aid contract and if eligible all you costs are met by the Legal Aid Agency.

If you would like to book an appointment or would like further information around the services we offer

Please call  020 8514 7880



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Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Relate Mediation London North East & Essex are still open 

Telephone us between 10am – 3pm but you can leave us a message outside of those hours and we will call you as soon as we can

We understand the difficulties some people are experiencing during this challenging time – please talk to us in confidentially if paying for services would be difficult. We can offer legal aid or may be able to reduce your fee.

We can also support you if you are struggling at this time with a breakdown in your relationship or contact arrangements for your children are not working – we may be able to offer some useful, supportive information – You are under no obligation if you call us.