Available helplines and sources of information
Parentline: 0808 800 2222
Parentline Scotland: 08000 28 22 33
Open 24/7 and specialises in helping parents under stress, no matter what the problem. You can offload on to them and talk through what would be best for your children
We’re the UK's largest provider of relationship support, and last year we helped over two million people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities to strengthen their relationships. Find out more about what we do and how we can help you here.
InfoLine: 0345 119 2020
We're Scotland's largest provider of relationship counselling, family mediation and child contact centre services.
Tel: 020 7380 1960
Our team of clinicians offer a range of affordable counselling and therapy services to support every individual, couple or parent facing relationship problems. Uniquely Tavistock Relationships is the only London based service that provides a payment sliding scale meaning that our services are accessible for all those who wish to use them.
Helpline: 0800 389 3801
Helpline offering information and listening for people with marriage or any relationship difficulties.
Single Parent Helpline: 0808 802 0925
One Parent Families|Gingerbread is the leading national charity working to help lone parents and their children.
Latest news, product reviews, book club, webchats, special offers, competitions and parenting advice.
A unique local network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once registered, you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go etc.
Grandparents Apart UK
Campaigning group who offer comfort and lend a friendly ear, helping them to build bridges, hoping to bring the family back together again, prevent further alienation and will act as go-between (mediation) with anyone who is willing to repair family relationships.
National Family Mediators Association
Helpline: 0300 4000 636
Family mediation is a voluntary process by which couples in dispute, particularly those going through separation or divorce, are helped to deal with arrangements for their future. NFMA has a network of over 60 not-for-profit Family Mediation Services in England and Wales offering help to couples, married or unmarried, who are in the process of separation and divorce.
Families Need Fathers
Helpline: 0300 0300 363
If you are separating or divorced and are worried about not seeing your children - or worried about the effect the breakdown of your relationship might have on them, Families Need Fathers can provide you with the support and information you need. Our services are open to mothers, fathers, grandparents, new partners and extended families. We are an organisation dedicated to helping parents and their families continue to provide the love, care and support that their children need after separation - and are there to support parents and families in doing this - especially if you are having problems in coming to an agreement on your own.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994
Life’s tough, we know that. It can throw a lot your way and make it hard to know what the hell to do with it all. So, welcome to The Mix. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome. We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs. We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands. You can even volunteer with us too.