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General Support and Information


Packed with information and a forum for chatting with other mums.


Lots of useful advice and opportunities to talk and meet local mums.


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.


MATCH is a charity that offers non-judgemental support and information to mothers apart from their children in a wide variety of circumstances.

The Association of 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.

The Tavistock Centre For Couple Relationships

Tavistock Relationships is an internationally renowned charity for advanced practice, training and research to support couples and families.

Grandparents Plus

national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives – especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances and when they have lost contact with children.


Really useful tips and tools to cope with many of the difficult symptoms that can affect people going through separation including DepressionStress 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

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