Sources of support

Parenting Support

Family Lives

(previously known as Parentline) provides information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying.

Free Helpline on 0808 800 2222

www.familylives.org.uk

Cry-sis

Helps families who find it difficult to cope when their baby cries a lot.

08451 228 669

www.cry-sis.org.uk

NSPCC Cymru/Wales

have a Helpline – 0808 800 5000 which offers help and advice. Bilingual Welsh/English service. Open 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Textphone 0808 100 1033

www.nspcc.org.uk

Stonewall

The charity Stonewall have a dedicated page to support parents to understand their parental rights. They also have links to a number of downloadable booklets and information sheets for parents who are supporting LGBT children.

http://www.stonewallcymru.org.uk/help-advice/parenting-rights-0

Parenting courses and books

The following parenting courses have been shown to help families to have a stronger relationship with their child and promote good behaviour in the family. The organisations that have developed these courses also have books and on-line courses which you may find useful.

Incredible Years books

incredibleyears.com/category/books/

Family Links books and resources

familylinks.org.uk/parents

Family Links On-line course

www.netmums.com

Triple P on-line course

www.triplep-parenting.uk.net

Relationship Support

Domestic Abuse

Please call the helpline on 0808 8010 800 or visit the Live Fear Free website for more information and sources of support

livefearfree.org.uk

Relate Cymru

offers advice, relationship counselling and support.

0300 003 2340

www.relate.org.uk/cymru

One Plus One

offers early action in relationship support by creating resources that help families and frontline workers tackle relationship issues early.

0207 553 9530

www.oneplusone.org.uk

Sorting out Separation

Provides information to help separated parents work together to achieve what’s best for their children. It also provides Information on a range of topics including co-parenting, mediation and childcare arrangements.

http://www.sortingoutseparation.org.uk/

Parenting Together – Supporting Children Through Separation

This is a simple and effective guide designed to help separated parents understand how to work together to identify what their children need most and support them through a separation.

https://parentingtogether.gov.wales/

Family Support

City Hospice

Support for those suffering from cancer, their families and carers.

02920524150

www.gthc.org.uk

Family Information Service

provides FREE information, support and guidance on all aspects of childcare, children and young people's services.

0300 123 7777

gov.wales

FamilyPoint Cymru

is a bilingual news hub, helpline and information source for parents, carers and anyone responsible for a child or young person in Wales.

Helpline - 0300 222 57 57, text number - 07860 052 905. Lines are open Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 10pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

familypoint.cymru

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

supports families through pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

0300 330 0770

http://www.nct.org.uk

Barnardo's Cymru

runs a number of projects aimed at supporting children, young people and their families.

029 2049 3387

http://www.barnardos.org.uk/wales

Home-Start UK in Wales

supports families with young children.

029 2049 1181

www.home-start.org.uk

Action for Children

offer services to children and young people and their families.

029 2022 2127

www.actionforchildren.org.uk

Gingerbread Wales

supports lone parent families in Wales.

Tel 029 2047 1900, Helpline 0808 802 0925

www.gingerbread.org.uk/content/462/Gingerbread-Wales

National Offenders' Families Helpline

provides information on what to expect if a member of your family is arrested and what it means if they are charged.

Helpline - 0808 808 2003 (freephone: including most mobiles). The helpline is open 9am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

www.offendersfamilieshelpline.org

Families Need Fathers because both parents matter

is a charity which supports dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and meaningful relationships with children following parental separation.

Helpline 08456 004 446 (10am - 7pm weekdays).

www.fnf-bpm.org.uk

Winston’s Wish

Is a charity to support childhood bereavement.

Freephone Helpline: 08088 020 021

www.winstonswish.org.uk

Mental Health

C.A.L.L. Helpline

This is a confidential helpline which offers emotional support on mental health and related matters.

Tel: 0800 132 737 (24 hour service) - Community Advice and Listening Line - (or text ‘help’ to text 81066).

www.callhelpline.org.uk

Samaritans

offer a confidential helpline on freephone number 116 123 (confidential 24 hour service). You can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue.

www.samaritans.org/

Mind

offer information and advice on a range of topics relating to mental health. Helpline - 0300 123 3393 Lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

0808 80 23456/free text 84001 (24-hr)

info@mind.org.uk

Drugs and alcohol

DAN 24/7

is a free confidential Drug Helpline and Alcohol Helpline. It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year and is run by fully trained operators.

Freephone: 0808 808 2234 or text DAN to: 81066

dan247.org.uk

Adfam

provides support and advice for families affected by drugs and alcohol

www.adfam.org.uk/families

Language Development

Cymraeg

is a bilingual website that supports and promotes the use of Welsh Language.

cymraeg.gov.wales

Words for Life

Activities and tips for parents to help their children develop vital communication and literacy skills from birth to age eleven.

www.wordsforlife.org.uk/

I can

is a charity working for children with speech and language difficulties. Call 020 7843 2544 to arrange a free phone call from one of their speech and language therapists through the I CAN Help Enquiry Service or you can email your questions to help@ican.org.uk

www.ican.org.uk

Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin

promotes the education and development of children under 5 years old through the language of Welsh.

Tel 01970 639639, Fax 01970 639638

www.meithrin.cymru/home

BookTrust

is the largest reading charity in Wales. Their programmes in Wales support children and families to read together and enjoy books, stories and rhymes from an early age. Their work in Wales also helps children to develop literacy and numeracy skills, and helps parents and carers to support their children to read and learn.

www.booktrust.org.uk/cymru/

Support for children with additional needs

Contact a Family Cymru

is an organisation dedicated to helping families who care for children with any disability or additional need.

Free Helpline 0808 808 3555, Textphone 0808 808 3556, Tel 029 2039 6624

www.cafamily.org.uk/wales

Positive About Down Syndrome

is a website created by parents who have children with Down Syndrome and offer support from screening and diagnosis to raising happy children and celebrating their families experiences.

https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/

SNAP Cymru

offers information and support to families of children and young people who have special educational needs.

Helpline 0845 120 3730 or, from mobile 0345 120 3730. Office 029 2034 8990.

www.snapcymru.org

General Support

Citizens Advice Bureau Advice Guide

is the online CAB service that provides independent advice on rights - including benefits, housing, employment and debt, consumer and legal issues.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/wales

NHS Direct

gives health advice and Information 24 hours a day, every day in English and Welsh.

0845 4647

www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.

020 7608 3828

www.capt.org.uk