Positive Parenting after Separation Workshop

Parenting after separation is quite a challenge! Do you need to improve your co-parenting arrangement?

This Positive Parenting after Separation workshop aims to equip parents with greater skill in remaining child-focused, reducing conflict, improving communication with the other parent, and developing a positive post-separation co-parenting relationship.

Parents will be supported to reduce the stress around a challenging situation, while providing a safe space to discuss and explore co-parenting issues.  You will develop a range of strategies to manage and improve the relationship with the other parent, and most importantly enhance the connection with your child.

Topics include:

  • Communication
  • Children’s development
  • Co-parenting strategies
  • Parenting styles
  • Managing conflict
  • Self-care

Nobody wants their children to struggle in a relationship breakdown.  Our workshop can help you to navigate the twists and turns of separated parenting.

Best suited to:

Separated or divorced parents, and carers.
Only one party of the relationship can be accepted in each workshop.



The workshop runs across four Thursday evenings.

Thursday 16th August 2018  7pm to 9pm
Thursday 23rd August 2018  7pm to 9pm
Thursday 30th August 2018  7pm to 9pm
Thursday 6th September 2018  7pm to 9pm

Light refreshments provided.


Family Life meeting room, 197 Bluff Rd, Sandringham

Your Facilitator:

Louise Greenslade has extensive counselling experience working with families, individuals and couples. She is currently working as a Child and Family Counsellor in the federally funded Parenting Orders Program (POP) at Family Life, supporting parents and children to manage relational issues that arise in their post-separation environment. Louise is particularly interested in the collaborative nature of group work and values the opportunity to support participants to make informed choices in their post-separation parenting relationships.


$240 per person ($215 concession)

Certificates of participation, suitable for submission to Court are available on completion of the workshop. 

Limited spaces available.  Maximum number of participants is 15.

Acceptance into this program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers being achieved and/or maximum enrolment numbers being capped. Acceptance into the Post Separation Parenting workshop is also subject to an online questionnaire and short telephone interview by the facilitator to ensure this workshop is appropriate for your situation.

Please note that Heartlinks will not enrol ex-partners in the same workshop, so please identify the name of your former partner when registering. Should we have both parties register for the same workshop, we will refund the second party and refer that person to the next scheduled workshop.

Heartlinks reserves the right to discontinue service should the facilitator deem a participant to be better suited to an alternative form of support.


"This workshop really helped me to see past the conflict with my ex and focus on the children."   - James

Bookings and more information:

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For more info, email heartlinks@familylife.com.au or call (03) 8599 5488