Mental Health During a Divorce

Divorce and separation are the second biggest causes of mental health issues in the UK behind the death of a close family member or friend. Whereas bereavement usually has built-in structures surrounding it to help the bereaved, as well as support from friends and family, the impacts of relationship breakdown and divorce can end up leaving those involved isolated and lacking routes for support with mental and physical health issues.

What are the possible mental health effects of Divorce?

Studies have repeatedly shown that divorce is associated with long-term impacts on health and negative impacts on psychological well-being. Up to half of those going through divorce report symptoms of very high stress and/or depression. It can take 18 months or more to recover from the full impact of a divorce. There is a useful guide to the symptoms of depression here.

At rhw we aim to provide a fully comprehensive service for our clients. As well as the legal advice and support from our own staff, we have carefully selected independent financial experts we can introduce you to should you need their help.

We also take the mental health welfare of our clients extremely seriously. To this end we have teamed up with Teba Martin-Lopez of Surrey Psychotherapy who offers a range of psychological support that assists our clients with the stress and mental health symptoms they may be experiencing during and after a divorce.

Surrey Hypnotherapy offer clients a combination of psychotherapy techniques and hypnosis. The psychotherapy in itself is extremely beneficial and helps you to address underlying issues.’

We are happy to refer a client to Teba directly or, if you prefer, you can visit her website below and make contact yourself. Please mention rhw Solicitors when contacting Teba.