Family Issues, Relationships and Divorce Helplines
The organisations listed below provide support and information on a range of topics related to family issues, relationships and divorce. This section contains helplines in the categories listed. You can jump to a specific topic or scroll through the options. If your topic isn't listed or you want further support, you may wish to contact a Universal Helpline.
The organisations listed below are given in no order of preference; feel free to contact whichever service you would like or none at all. Please note that some of these services are advisory and are marked as such.
Children Experiencing Divorce
(See also Universal Helplines, University Services)
Get ConnectedGet connected offers confidential help for young people under 25. They offer emotional support and information about appropriate further specialist help if necessary. Help may be on topics that include: Abuse and violence, bulling, discrimination, harassment, citizenship, cultural issues, mental health, gender and sexual identity, self-harm, addictions and legal issues.
Opening Times Monday-Sunday, 1pm-11pm Contact 0808 808 4994
[email protected] Text service 80849
Childline AdvisoryChildline offers help and advice to children (up to 19 years old) about a wide range of issues that include physical, emotional and sexual abuse, family relationships, living in care, issues in school, college or university, (cyber) bullying, anxiety, panic attacks, self-harm, sexual identity, suicide, relationships, financial concerns, friendships, addictions, racism eating disorders, and legal matters.
Opening Times Monday-Sunday, 24hrs Contact 0800 11 11
Family Line AdvisoryThe Family Line helpline provides help and emotional support to anyone experiencing family problems including parents, carers, children, teens, spouses, lone parents and grandparents. Any problem can be discussed with them. Topics include abuse, adult relationships, bereavement, children, depression, divorce, separation, addictions, isolation, mental health, raising children, teenagers and testing behaviour.
Opening Times Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm Contact 0808 800 5678
Grandparents AssociationGrandparents Association provides a confidential information and support helpline for those who have lost or are losing contact with their grandchildren because of divorce, family feud or other problems, are caring for their grandchildren on a full time basis or have childcare responsibilities for their grandchildren.
Contact 0845 434 9585
Support HelplineProvides emotional support to anyone, in particular those who are socially isolated, vulnerable, at risk and victims of any forms of abuse .It can also offer details of support groups, helplines, agencies and counsellors throughout the UK.
Opening Times Opening hours vary, call for more information Contact 01708 765 200
Premier LifelinePremier Lifeline is a Christian helpline who offer emotional and spiritual support to those who are lonely, isolated, distressed and spiritually in need.
Opening Times Monday-Sunday, 9am-midnight Contact 0300 111 0101
(See also Carers, Incontinence, Insomnia, Universal Helplines)
Family Lives (Previously Parentline) AdvisoryFNF offers information, advice, guidance and support to parents on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying, divorce and separated families. Specialised support is offered weekdays, 6pm-10pm, on the same number.
Opening Times Monday-Sunday, 7am-midnight Contact 0808 800 2222
Families Need Fathers AdvisoryFNF offers information, advice and support to parents. The helpline seeks to obtain the best possible blend of both parents in the lives of children, and helps parents whose children's relationship with them is under threat.
Contact 0300 0300 363
Family Rights Group AdvisoryThe Family Rights Group offers information and advice to families whose children are involved with or need children's services due to welfare needs or concerns.
Opening Times Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm Contact 0808 801 0366
(See also GUM Clinics, Sexual Health, Universal Helplines)
Sexwise AdvisorySexwise offers advice and information on sex, sexual health, relationships and contraception for people under 19.
Opening Times Monday-Sunday, 7am-midnight Contact 0800 282930
The Relationship HelplineThe Relationship Helpline is a free, confidential service based in Scotland for use by people in the UK. They will listen to any relationship concerns, including relationship difficulties with your partner, family, friends or colleagues.
Opening Times Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, 10am-2pm Contact 0808 802 2088
Relationships Matter AdvisoryRelationships Matter is a website for anyone who needs help and advice about relationships. It provides information about local and national services that provide advice and local help.
Gingerbread AdvisoryGingerbread offers expert advice and practical support for single parents. Topics include dealing with a break-up, child maintenance, contact, employment, education, welfare benefits and tax credits, housing and debt.
Opening Times Monday, 10am-6pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am-4pm
Wednesday, 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm Contact 0800 018 4318