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About Us

Welcome to Family Mediation Lothian (FML). Our purpose is to help and support families and children who are experiencing break up. The emotional fall-out from a family break-up can cause lasting pain and damage. Our role is to minimise these effects and, where possible, prevent them from happening at all.

Confidentiality, trust and respect are central to all of our activities and our team of trained, impartial staff is dedicated to helping family members communicate clearly and effectively with one another and reach agreed, informed decisions about their future. FML can also manage child contact as appropriate.

Since its foundation in the early 1980s, FML has helped thousands of families through difficult times, easing the impact of separation and divorce on countless children and young people and their parents.

Through family mediation, we aim to help parents to agree and sustain arrangements that are designed to promote well-being and health for their children.

We also give further family support through providing safe, secure, friendly places (with staff and volunteers on hand) where children and parents can meet after separation, and through support services for children and young people affected by family break up and separation.

FML provides services for families, including parents, children and young people who are experiencing difficulties around separation, divorce and family break up. Extended family members, for example grandparents, step parents, new partners, siblings may also be included. At least one parent should live in Edinburgh, East, West or Mid Lothian.

Family Mediation Lothian is affiliated to the Scottish network of charities working under the title of Relationships Scotland, which includes Family Mediation, Couple Counselling and Child Contact services.

As a registered charity, Family Mediation Lothian welcomes donations to help fund our work.