General Support and Information

Families Need Fathers

FNF is a charity chiefly concerned with supporting all parents, dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and meaningful relationships with children following parental separation. We offer information, advice and support services to help parents to achieve a positive outcome for their children. Our Forum and our network of over 50 UK Branches also offer the pro-bono guidance of solicitors and others familiar with the operation of the family courts. National helpline - 0300 0300 363.


Local friendship groups nationwide for single parents plus a forum. Lots of useful fact sheets and practical information.

Family Lives

Confidential helpline, parenting courses, videos and online chat.

The Parent Connection

Lots of articles and videos covering a wide range of issues around separation. Also has a forum and a live chat room.


Lots of support and guidance on separation including 'Coping with thoughts and feelings', 'Dealing with Children's feelings and behaviour'. Relate also offer Family Counselling for those going through sepraration.


Really useful tips and tools to cope with many of the difficult symptoms that can affect people going through separation including Depression, Stress and Anxiety.


Samaritans are available round the clock, every single day of the year. Talk to us any time you like in your own way and off the record, about whatever's getting to you.  Call us free any time on 116 123

The Association for Shared Parenting

The Association for Shared Parenting (ASP) exists to promote the right of children to the nurture of both parents after separation or divorce and to encourage and support parents in the fulfilment of that right.

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