Australian first: New e-health program for high conflict divorcing parents

A breakthrough e-therapy program offers parents who are going through stressful divorce settlements much-needed, affordable, online psychological support.
In an Australian first, RelationSpace Online aims to ease the chronic overburdening of the family law system while reducing the stress for couples involved in conflicted divorce settlements.
RelationSpace Online offers Australia’s first online cognitive behavioural therapy program for separating and divorcing parents.
Former Chief Justice of the Family Court Diana Bryant praised the program, which she said offered a “unique opportunity” for parents to access online support during a relationship breakdown.
“This program has the potential to make a really positive contribution to the psychological well-being of parents and is thus beneficial for the children of these relationships,” Ms Bryant said.
RelationSpace Online is an early intervention product and it will provide relief to the specialist practitioners in the family law sector and Courts, relief to individuals as they transition through high-conflict divorce situations, and relief to the children who are caught in the middle of the parental dispute.
The program officially launches to the public 1 June 2018 at RelationSpace Online is customisable, challenging, and interactive. The 8-10 hour program includes video
coaching, dramatisations, sound bites, text, quizzes, infographics and printable PDF’s.
Children who are exposed to protracted and ongoing conflict and lengthy family court proceedings are at much greater risk of developing lifelong psychological and relationship problems. This has far reaching consequences for future use of mental health services.
Early intervention to address conflict and resolve family disputes in divorce is essential in improving mental health outcomes for both adults and children.
The NSW Government helped RelationSpace develop the online platform with a Minimum Viable Product grant from Jobs for NSW.
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