Family Lives Annual Review 2013-14

Read about our work over the last year supporting families across the UK

Family Lives supports families across the UK with the normal, everyday ups and downs of family life such as toddler tantrums and communicating with teenagers. But we also support many individuals, both adults and children, who find themselves not knowing where else to turn, whether this is a father who thinks his son’s alcoholic mother is neglecting him, or a child who is feeling suicidal due to being bullied at school.

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We provide 24-hour support through our free helpline, and our email and online chat services, as well as extensive advice on our website. Across England, we provide support to families focussing on specific issues such as coping during divorce, helping young parents access services and supporting forces families with the transition back to civilian life.

In this Annual Review we wanted to give you a snapshot of the different ways we support families across the UK, the often harsh realities of daily life for some and the impact our work can have.

We aim to transform the lives of families who need our help, supporting parents and making happier relationships, happier families and a stronger society. We are often the first port of call for a parent who doesn’t know where else to turn.

Our services aim to help parents feel more confident, more capable and more resilient in the future. We aim to work directly with young people through our TeenBoundaries and Bullying UK projects and to take a family-centred approach to all our work, including during and after separation or divorce.

Our work with parenting practitioners aims to provide advice, information, best practice approaches, networking and training opportunities, as well as introducing the CANparent Quality Mark for universal parenting classes.

We hope you enjoy reading about our work and all those who make it possible. 

Read the Annual Review 2013-14

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