About us


Separation Support is a Cork based company with offices in the Regus Centre, Mahon Point, Cork.  Separation Support is an educational and mentoring service specialising in the area of supporting parents and children who are experiencing the process of family breakdown.

We offer individual mentoring, and group workshops/ courses to parents with the aim of helping them to understand the complexities of Separation / Divorce and its impact children and the family in general.

We offer age appropriate workshops and mentoring to children and teenagers. We believe in giving children a voice in how their new family siutation affects them.

Separation Support holds the only licence in Ireland to conduct the famous Sandcastles™  programme for children who have experienced their parents divorce.

Sandcastles™  is a nationally recognized program to help children cope with their parents’ divorce. It has been featured on Oprah, Dateline, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CBS Weekend News, and in TIME Magazine..

It is also the only Irish Company authorized by the Centre for Divorce Education to conduct its highly regarded programme, ‘Children in the Middle’. This world recognised Parenting Educational Programme specialising in providing effective tools for separated, divorced, or never-married parents.

Frances Treacy is the founder and owner of Separation Support.   She qualified as a Relationship & Parent Mentor, in UCC under the tutelage of Dr. Tony Humphreys. She is undertaking her MSc in Understanding Social and Emotional Difficulties in Children at the University of Leicester, UK. She is a certified trainer specialising in the Interpersonal Development field. She is a member of the Irish Relationship Mentoring.

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