Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. They understand that family life can be complicated and their volunteers provide help and support to anyone caring for children.

Family Lives parent helpline

The free, confidential helpline number 0808 800 2222 is available 24/7 every day of the year. It is staffed by trained volunteers all of whom have parenting experience and they can advise on a range of issues for example:

  • Children's behaviour

  • Separation, divorce and setting up a new family

  • Exclusion, bullying and schoolwork

  • Truancy, special needs, learning difficulties

  • Conflict with/between adults

  • Depression or suicidal feelings

  • Anxiety, bereavement and stress

For more topics and guidance on other issues access the Family Lives website

Date of last review: 15 August 2017