Can you help us to support more families?

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Just £1 a month could help keep our
helpline open

Our helpline funding for next year remains uncertain. We have run a free helpline to provide advice and support to families across the country for decades. Our public funding has been cut by over 50% during the last year. We need to raise more than half a million pounds to maintain this free service and increase our ability to answer calls quickly. 

For many families it is a vital lifeline to support whenever they need it. Can you help to keep our essential family support helpline going by donating just £1 a month?

How to set up a monthly donation

Setting up a monthly donation is very simple, just visit our page on JustGiving and enter your details.

If you or someone you know has used our services, why not donate now to help us support more families across the UK. One call to our helpline costs us just £10.24 to provide, so with a regular donation, you can help ensure we can keep supporting the families who need us. Thank you for your support. 


Donate by text

You can also make a quick donation via text. Just text CHAT25 £1 to 70070 to donate £1. 

Your mobile operator will pass 100% of the text donation onto JustGiving. The minimum text donation is GBP £1 and all donations must be in whole pounds sterling. The maximum text donation allowed is GBP £10 for all mobile operators. Donations sent via text will usually incur your standard text message fee. Please refer to your tariff for details of your standard text message fee.

JustGiving's full terms of service for text donations are available here.

Want to give a single one-off payment? This is how you can help:

  • £10 helps a bullied child too scared to go to school to talk to our trained advisors 
  • £25 helps train a volunteer call taker, so they can be there for a mum who has just found out her daughter is self-harming
  • £50 pays for a parent, tormented by their violent teenager, to attend a Family Lives support group

If you'd like to help us over the longer term, then here's what your monthly payment could mean:

  • £5 means four families whose relationships are breaking down can ring our helpline each year
  • £10 funds three face-to-face parenting support sessions for a parent suffering with depression, helping them to cope with family life
  • £25 helps train a volunteer to provide family support via our helpline

Please give whatever you can afford through our JustGiving page.

Donate now

Watch the video below about our befriending services to find out how your money helps us to support families


How we can help you

If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.

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