Parental Links

Parentline Plus

Parentline Plus is a national charity that works for, and with, parents. They work to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services - shaped by parents for parents.


Mumsnet was set up in 2000. Their philosophy is to make parents' lives easier by pooling knowledge, experience and support and they provide useful advice, tips and online forums on a myriad of subjects

Dad Info

Dad info is a site set up to give dads a free and permanent source of the information they're likely to need - from pregnancy, birth and babies to financial, legal and education info - from a dad's perspective.

Dads Space

Dads Space provides information and advice to all fathers and aims to help fathers be involved and active in supporting their children in ways that are responsible, safe and informed.


Relate works to promote health, respect and justice in couple and family relationships. As the country’s largest provider of relationship support, every year they help 150,000 people of all ages at a national network of 77 Centres working at 600 locations as well as by phone, online and via SMS text. The RAF Benevolent Fund will now pay for RAF personnel to attend up to 6 sessions with Relate. To get in touch with Relate:

Call 0845 077 5556 if you want to book a face to face counselling session at your nearest Relate Centre or a telephone counselling appointment.

E-mail, quoting your service number, if you want e-mail counselling and a consultation form will be sent to you.

Or visit the website at:

Relationships Scotland

Relationships Scotland is a new Scottish Charity created by the merger between Relate Scotland (previously Couple Counselling Scotland) and Family Mediation Scotland. Their vision is for:

Accessible and appropriately resourced family and relationship support services in every community in Scotland as a right not a privilege’

Relationships Scotland’s role is to support and develop an accessible network of these services for families experiencing transition, separation and conflict. Realistically, many people may not know what services are available to them at any stage in their relationship difficulties, so the ‘one door’ option can provide vital help when things seem to be in crisis

The Spark

The Spark's aspiration is to normalise relationship support for families in Scotland. We all struggle with our relationships at different points in our lives and accessing support early can make all the difference. Spark's relationship expertise is at the core of their services – from counselling for couples, individuals and families, to the Relationship Helpline, which was launched in January 2013 and is now able to deliver both online and telephone support. The Spark relationship services for children and young people help them to better understand their emotions and develop positive relationship skills.

The Spark Website

Marriage Care

As a pioneer of post-war marriage support, the organisation has a tradition of preparing couples for marriage that stretches back more than half a century.
Marriage Care has a total of 66 centres located in and around the major towns and cities of England and Wales. The centres operate as independent charities but are nonetheless linked by a common ethos and purpose.

Keeping Contact After Divorce - Families Need Fathers

Families Need Fathers is a registered UK charity which provides information and support to parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex. FNF is chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. Founded in 1974, FNF helps thousands of parents every year.

Kids in the Middle

Kids in the Middle is about two things – helping children whose parents are fighting a lot, and helping parents to avoid getting into this situation in the first place. This organisation is supported by many organisations and newspaper 'Agony Aunts' and the website contains some excellent articles and downloads.

Kids in the Middle website

National Childbirth Trust

The National Childbirth Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities for parents. They help over a million parents each year through pregnancy, birth and the early days of parenthood. They also offer antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and information to help all parents.

Grandparenting was formed to offer a unique reference point on being a grandparent. Whether you're a new grandparent or have several grandchildren, they give you advice on gifts, activities, and the problems. Their concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject. Their features and articles are written by professional journalists and experts - who have a particular interest, or a background in this area.


SureStart is the government programme to deliver the best start in life for every child. They bring together, early education, childcare, health and family support.