Being a parent is the best job in the world. Just not all the time. It can also be the hardest. A continual learning curve with new challenges at every turn. Sometimes it can feel tough. And in those moments, when parents and carers need somewhere to turn, we want to be there for you, with information you can trust, all in one place.
Father’s Network Scotland
Fathers Network Scotland exists to: Promote the physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of fathers in Scotland through the provision of support to men in all aspects of their role as fathers and to raise awareness and increase understanding of the importance of fathers in child development and parenting.
0131 460 8256 (leave message)
Families Outside is the only national charity that works solely on behalf of families in Scotland affected by imprisonment.
0800 254 0088 or TEXT FAMOUT to 6077
Parent Club Scotland
Parenthood is an amazing job, but it’s not an easy one. There’s often lots of conflicting information out there. Doing the right thing for your wee ones can seem impossible sometimes. Parent Club is here to help by giving you information you can trust, all in one place.
Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.
Relationships Scotland’s network provide relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other family support services across all of mainland and island Scotland. Our work supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties. Around 40,000 people have contact with our services each year.
0345 119 2020
PETAL – People Experiencing Trauma and Loss
PETAL is the most recognised and longest established organisation for people affected by homicide or suicide in Scotland. Our professional service is supported by Scottish Government and other funders. Service provision is FREE and we provides a safe and confidential environment where those experiencing bereavement and traumatic loss, through murder or suicide can receive support, one to one counselling and other therapies. This service provision includes children and young people.
Wellbeing Scotland are a voluntary organisation with services across Scotland. We provide a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted negatively on their wellbeing. Since 1994 we have offered client centred, holistic, trauma informed therapeutic services and have specialised in abuse and trauma work.
01324 630 100
Circle – Supporting families in Scotland
Circle is a Scottish charity working at the heart of deprived communities across central Scotland. Our aim is to support the most disadvantaged children and families to improve their lives, promote their healthy development and reach their potential.
0131 552 0305
Citizens Advice Scotland
Personal, one-to-one advice and information on employment, housing, debt, benefits and consumer issues like energy bills
0800 028 1456
We exist to prevent abuse and neglect, to protect children and keep them safe from harm. Together we can help children in Scotland live in safe, loving families and build strong communities. We help survivors of abuse, trauma and other adversity to recover and we work tirelessly to protect the rights of children in Scotland.
08000 28 2233
Crossroads Caring Scotland is one of the country's leading voluntary sector providers of support for carers and their families. Established as a charity in Scotland in 1978, we provide support services across Scotland, helping people to live independently at home.
0141 226 3793
Family Lives is a national charity providing support in all aspects of family life.
0808 800 2222