Your Direction Workshops for Teenagers and Young People

Get support with your parent’s separation

Join Your Direction, our free five-session workshop. Together we’ll explore the challenges and share tools to help you move forward with your life.

It is a safe space where you’ll meet other young people in similar situations. No judgement, just support and practical skills.

Built on real-life experiences of young people and expertise from counsellors and specialists. It’s not counselling but is an ideal complement to it.

  • "It helped me identify the bitterness I felt, showed me a way to deal with it and gave me hope for the future. Thank you so much!"

    - Helen, Restored Lives Participant

  • "Seeing others, going through the same hurts and struggles, made me realise that I was "allowed" to laugh again..."

    - Lisa, Restored Lives Participant

  • "It has given me the building blocks which I can refer to in order to move forward and create a positive future whilst also managing the divorce to gain a positive result."

    - Paula, Restored Lives Participant

  • "Thank you for all you have done. Thank you for your encouragement and hope!"

    - Jessica, Online Restored Lives Participant

  • "You have made the group so easy for us to share and come away feeling an awful lot better on a Monday evening - I am not sure I would be feeling so positive (some of the time) without having these Monday evenings."

    - Mark, Online Restored Lives Participant

  • "It is great having people that understand what I'm going through because they have actually been there or are going through the same."

    - Richard, Restored Lives Participant

  • "The best thing about the course is having free and frank conversations with each other about our journeys, emotions, past and future. It is a sustained conversation, not just one night or a weekend"

    - Jenny, Restored Lives Participant

  • "The best thing about the course is being connected to a group of people who were in a similar position as I am and hearing how they were handling their situation. Reading the book or watching the videos alone would have been difficult without having a group to discuss with. "

    - Kristen, Restored Lives Participant

  • "Balanced, realistic, practical, non-judgemental. Ability to be honest as you were with complete strangers!!!"

    - Jon, Restored Lives Participant

  • "Being able to share my feelings with other people in a similar position, not feeling alone as none of my circle of friends are going through this thankfully!!"

    - Jing, Restored Lives Participant

Join us in person

Get support with your parent's separation

We are working with partners to run face to face courses. If you would like to set up your own course please contact us.

Join us online

We run online on Wednesday evenings three times a year for two age groups.

The next workshops begin:

Age Group 12 – 17

Wednesday, 5th June 2024 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Age Group 18 – 30

Wednesday, 5th June 2024 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Who is it for?

Your Direction is for young people whose parents have split up including parents in civil partnerships and cohabiting couples.

We run workshops for two age groups 12-17s and 18-30s. Your parents might be splitting up now or they may have divorced years ago.

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Why join Your Direction?

It’s a safe space

Hear personal stories

Meet others

Get expert advice

Learn life skills

Have your say

All participants receive a free ‘Travel Guide’ which accompanies the course.

Significantly improve your wellbeing

Participants report a significant improvement in wellbeing. Going from an average of 5 out of 10 at the start of the course to 8 out of 10 at the end. Those who started the course with a score less than 5 (averaging a score of 3) moved up to a well-being score over 7! 

If you think your parent’s separation is impacting how you feel, come along to see if Your Direction can help.


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For Parents

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For Teachers & Youth Workers

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Contact us to help spread the word or volunteer.

For information about setting up your own course visit our run a course page

Your Direction has been developed by Restored Lives in partnership with the children’s charity Spurgeons. It is delivered by a team of trained volunteers who have experienced the issues surrounding parental separation personally. All the necessary safeguarding processes are in place.