Who We Are
Rebecca Giraud, Director
Rebecca joined OnlyMums in 2009 having returned from working on a range of social development projects both in the UK and overseas. Having worked with vulnerable families for over 15 years, she recognised the need and value of giving parents access to accurate professional on-line support. Rebecca lives on Dartmoor with her family.
Bob Greig, Director
Bob founded OnlyMums & OnlyDads in 2007 having recognised a lack of dependable on-line information and support for families going through divorce and separation. After graduating from King’s College, London and prior to founding OM/OD, he worked for 16 years as a senior property manager for the Church of England and King Sturge. Bob is often asked to talk to the media on issues around fatherhood and single parenting. He lives just outside Totnes in Devon.
Dr Angharad Rudkin, Director of Training
Dr Angharad Rudkin MA(Oxon), AFBPsS is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 year’s experience of working with children and their families. She wrote and delivers the ‘What About Henry?’ training programme for professionals wanting to better understand the impact of separation and divorce on children.
As well as being Consultant Editor on ‘Separating With Children 101’, Angharad has co-written parenting books including What’s My Child Thinking? and What’s My Teenager Thinking with Tanith Carey and books for children, Find your Girl Squad with Ruth Fitzgerald and the ‘Split Survival Kit ‘a guide for children on how to cope with divorce.
Angharad is a relationship expert for the Metro, and regularly appears on radio and TV to discuss child mental health and parenting.
Our advisory group bring valuable skills and expertise to all areas of our work. We are extremely grateful for their time and on-going support.
Norman Hartnell, Managing Director, The Family Law Co.
Melissa Davies, Chief Executive, MD Communications
Louisa Dickson, Family Mediator, Southern Family Mediation
Claire Easterman, Director of Operations, Resolution
Adele Ballantyne, Psychotherapist/Counselling, Eleda Consulting
A few words from us…
Encouraging and supporting families to be better informed of their choices when separating is at the heart of all our work. The publication of the ‘What About Me’ report (Family Solutions Group, November 2020) and (Almost) Anything But Family Court (2022) with its core messages of families understanding the options, avoiding family court where possible, and different professionals working together to best support clients, we recognised the urgent need to do things better.
Rebecca, Bob & Dr Angharad 2023
How we support parents
In our experience, parents caught up in divorce and separation often just need to talk to someone to help them move forward. Our unique service offers a 35/40 minute consultation with both our co-directors (working together we bring experience and balance) and includes a copy of our latest publications and follow up guidance notes. We do not give legal advice. More info HERE.
Information & advice articles
We have a wide range of information and advice articles based on FAQ’s we receive. You can find them HERE.
‘Separating With Children 101’ (3rd edition, Bath Publishing) addresses and answers, in plain English many of the questions we receive on a daily basis. This crowdsourced book has input from leading professionals, parents and children. Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division.
(Almost) Anything But Family Court outlines the people you need to know about to sort things out and avoid family court. Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division.
The impact of separation on children – videos
What About Aruna? are a series of 4 videos delivered by Child Clinical Psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin helping parents to understand the impact of separation on children.
The FSSH contains free information and guidance, details of parenting courses and other resources with links to leading, solution-focussed professionals from a broad range of different disciplines.
Team based support – Navigator Service
Our unique “gold top” 2 session, team-based advice service that supports you in making informed decisions around your separation and divorce. £285 includes two sessions. More information and booking HERE.
We have a small online book shop where you can buy our publications and a growing number of other book written for parents.
‘What About Henry’
A 6 week training programme (6 learning hours) delivered by Clinical Psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin, in partnership with Resolution, for professionals working with separating parents. More information and booking HERE.
What We Don’t Do
Discriminate – we help parents regardless of background, ethnic group, sexual orientation or family set-up.
The fathers’ rights thing or favour the mother’s rights over that of the father.
Align with any political party.
Take commission from any of the family law professionals we work with.
Provide full legal services free of charge.
How are we funded?
We do not receive any government grants or core funding but rely on:
OnlyDads was established by Bob in 2008 as a web-based forum for men going through the family court system. The idea was that men could use the forum and support each other. However, men contacting the website weren’t using the forum and instead were largely seeking some legal support on their case.
By the end of the first year, and with more mums contacting OnlyDads than dads, it became clear that something different was needed. The bringing together of a “mums side” to the work was logical and it allowed us to set up an organisation that encouraged mums and dads to work together.
Rebecca became a director of the newly expanded OnlyMums & Dads in 2009 and we began managing two websites under the structure of one organisation. This has now become the key focus of our work; that we are there for both parents.
OnlyMums & Dads is a registered not-for-profit Community Interest Company (Company no. 8293558)