Hi everyone and welcome to Bristol Grandparents Support Group blog. Although we are Bristol based we have grandparents from all over the UK and beyond as members.

It is estimated that over one million children in the UK are denied contact with their grandparents due to family breakdown which may have been caused by divorce/separation, alcohol/drug dependency,domestic violence,bereavement or family feud.
Every child has the right to have contact with their grandparents
if they wish and unless proven unsafe for them to do so. To deny contact from a parent or grandparent has to become as socially unacceptable as drink driving.
I hope to keep you up to date with what is going on in BGSG and I shall continue to campaign for the rights of children to have a loving and meaningful relationship with both parents and their extended family. So please join in as good to hear your views, not just mine!
I also will support via Skype.
There is no membership fee to be part of Bristol Grandparents Support Group.
Esther Rantzen says, " To every grandparent, links of love can never be broken in our hearts."

Please contact during office hours.

Friday 28 October 2011

Grandparents are suicidal.

Those of you who follow my blog and website will know my aim is always to put children first, that this is not about 'Grandparents Rights' but the rights of grandchildren.
That is still and always will be my aim.
But I do also wonder if people actually know how serious denied contact is on the physical and mental health of grandparents.
Grandparents can be so badly affected at not being able to have contact with their grandchildren that they consider ending their life. That is not an exaggeration , it is a fact.
Grandparents are so clinically depressed they are taking medication and undergoing counselling.
If you are one of these grandparents please seek help, talk to someone, NOW. Contact The Samaritans Tel: 08457909090 email: jo@samaritans.org


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