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Divorce Law

Mental Awareness Week: Looking After Yourself During Divorce

Friday May 19, 2023


During Mental Health Awareness Week, it is crucial to shed light on an issue that affects countless individuals: divorce. 

Going through a divorce can be emotionally challenging, which is why taking care of your mental well-being during this process is of utmost importance. As a team of solicitors with years of experience in family law, CWC is here provide you with advice, both legal and practical, to help you navigate the divorce journey while prioritizing your mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Before diving into the specifics of managing divorce, let’s acknowledge the significance of Mental Health Awareness Week, which falls on May 15th-21st 2023. The theme for this year is “Mental Health for All,” emphasizing the need for accessible mental health support and resources for everyone. This aligns perfectly with our focus on mental well-being during divorce, as this challenging life transition can greatly impact one’s mental health.

Legal Considerations: Seeking Professional Guidance

When it comes to divorce, it is crucial to understand your legal rights and obligations. Seeking professional legal guidance from a solicitor who specialises in family law is highly recommended. An experienced solicitor will provide you with the necessary information and help you understand the legal process, as well as guide you through the complexities of divorce.

Your solicitor will assist you with various aspects of divorce, including asset division, child custody, spousal support, and more. Having a legal expert by your side ensures that your interests are protected and that you can make informed decisions throughout the process.

Caring for Your Mental Health During Divorce

  1. Reach Out for Emotional Support: Divorce can bring about a whirlwind of emotions. It’s crucial to lean on your support system, whether it’s friends, family, or a therapist. Having someone to talk to and share your feelings with can provide tremendous relief.
  2. Prioritise Self-Care: Take time for yourself and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Whether it’s going for walks, practicing mindfulness, reading, or enjoying a hobby, self-care plays a pivotal role in maintaining your mental well-being during divorce.
  3. Seek Professional Help: If you find that your mental health is significantly impacted by the divorce process, do not hesitate to seek professional help. Mental health professionals can offer valuable guidance, coping strategies, and support tailored to your specific needs.
  4. Maintain a Routine: During challenging times, maintaining a routine can provide stability and a sense of control. Establishing a daily routine that includes self-care, work, exercise, and time for relaxation can be tremendously beneficial.
  5. Stay Informed, But Limit Exposure: While it’s important to understand the legal aspects of divorce, continuously obsessing over legal matters can be mentally draining. Stay informed, ask your solicitor questions, but also give yourself permission to step away and focus on your well-being.

Getting help from Curtis Whiteford Crocker

Divorce is undoubtedly a difficult journey, both emotionally and legally. However, by prioritizing your mental health and seeking the necessary support, you can navigate this challenging period with resilience. Remember, Mental Health Awareness Week serves as a reminder to take care of yourself and to advocate for accessible mental health resources.

By partnering with a trusted solicitor who specialises in family law, taking care of your mental well-being, and seeking support from loved ones or professionals, you can build a solid foundation for a healthier and happier future.

At Curtis Whiteford Crocker, we provide help to people in Devon looking to divorce their partner. From filing divorce papers to mediation and separation agreements, we are able to advise on a range of matrimonial issues and help you ensure the best outcome for you. Our friendly team is here to help you during this difficult time and can advise you on your options if you feel as though divorce is unaffordable.

Get in touch with one of our offices in Plymouth, Torpoint, Tavistock, Plymstock or Kingsbridge and let us help you look ahead to your next chapter.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, it is crucial to shed light on an issue that affects countless individuals: divorce.