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Relationship advice and information for parents who are separating or have separated. Relate have a wealth of resources on their website for separating families, including an interactive guide, ‘What next?’– the parents’ guide to separation.
0300 100 1234
Voices in The Middle
Information and support for young people whose parents are separating
Support for parents
Single Parents
Information for single parents
Family Lives
Support for parents who are reaching crisis point.
0808 800 2222
Advice UK
Provides a directory of advice-giving organisations.
24-hour helpline for confidential emotional support for those experiencing despair or distress.
08457 909090
Rights of Women
Provides free, confidential legal advice on a range of issues including domestic violence, family law, divorce and relationship breakdown. Free leaflets available to download from the website.
Mental Health Foundation
Information on all aspects of mental health and emotional issues, including addiction and substance abuse.
Mental health charity with a range of online support and information, including an information line and a legal advice service.
0300 123 3393
National Association of Child Contact Centres
Keep children in touch with parents following separation within a national framework of child contact centres and services.
Money Advice Service
Information, tools and advice on money issues.
Only Mums
provides access to Resolution member solicitors, barristers and mediators free of charge. For single mothers.
Only Dads
provides access to Resolution member solicitors, barristers and mediators free of charge. For single fathers.
Practical help for families who need more in-depth help to keep their home, or to settle into a new one after being homeless.
National Youth Advocacy Service
Provides specialist information, advice, advocacy and legal representation for children and young people up to the age of 25.
0808 808 1001
Provides advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents. Offers factsheets and discussion forums.
0808 802 0925
Help and advice for adults who are worried about a child or need advice about child protection.
0808 800 5000
Offers a free confidential helpline for children and young people, open 24 hours a day.
0800 1111
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Domestic Violence Support:

Offers a free 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline as well as an online guide ‘The Survivors Handbook’. Children may also benefit from visiting their kids’ website ‘The Hideout’.

0808 2000 247

Support and advice for male victims of domestic violence, information for their families and for men who want to change their violent and abusive behaviour.

0808 801 0327

Works in partnership with Women’s Aid to provide advice and support to anyone experiencing domestic violence. Provides safe, emergency accommodation throughout the UK. Website offers a useful help for children section.

0808 2000 247

Offers counselling and support to men who want to change their violent or abusive behaviour.

0203 642 8850.

Advice, information and telephone counselling. Help in some community languages is available.

0161 636 7525

Parents with addiction:

Help for people who think they have a problem with alcohol.

0845 769 7555 or 0800 917 7650

Help to callers worried about their own drinking and support to the family of people who are drinking.

0300 123 1110

Offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics or young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Service dedicated to meeting the health, welfare and legal needs of drugs users and those who live with them.

020 7324 2989

Recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

0300 999 1212

Advice and information for young people about drugs. Free, confidential advice and information about counselling and specialist drug services.

0300 123 6600

Supports adults, young people and families who have a problem with drugs or alcohol.

National helpline offers free support to anyone affected by the drug abuse of a family member. Nationwide self-help groups are available.

0207 4984 680

Offers advice for compulsive gamblers and their families.

Provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering because of a compulsive gambling problem. Live online advice also available.

0808 8020 133