Useful links

Find more information about different organisations which can provide support and advice with specific issues such as self harm, domestic violence, bereavement and pregnancy.

Divorce and separation

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Association for Shared Parenting -  promote the child’s right to the love and nurture of both parents after separation or divorce and to encourage and support parents in the fulfilment of that right.

CAFCASS - looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. It works with children and their families, and then advises the courts on what it considers to be in the children's best interests.

Family Mediators Association - The Family Mediators Association is a registered charity which offers family mediation to private clients outside the court system.

Family Mediation Council - is a not for profit organisation that maintains a professional register of family mediators

Families Need Fathers - information and support on shared parenting following separation or divorce.

MATCH - provides emotional support to mothers whose children have been separated from them.

Money Helper - a comprehensive guide to managing the financial aspects of divorce, as well managing debt

National Association of Child Contact Centres - provides safe places where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents.

National Family Mediation - mediators helping parents who live apart stay close to their children.

Oxfordshire Family Mediation - support children and adults, with or without children, when they are dealing with the fall-out before, during and after separation.

Parenting Together – Supporting Children Through Separation (Wales) - 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.

Separated Dads - being separated from your kids can be hard if you're a dad. This website helps with ideas on how to cope when you are together or apart.

Separated Families - working with everyone affected by family separation to bring about better outcomes for children.

Stand Alone - support and raise awareness about adults that are estranged from their family or children.


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Advice Now - provide a hand-picked and checked information service that draws together the best up-to-date information about the law and rights available on the internet.

Advocate - is a charity which finds free legal help from barristers.

CAFCASS - looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. It works with children and their families, and then advises the courts on what it considers to be in the children's best interests.

Children's Legal Centre - information on all aspects of child law in England, including contact, parental responsiblity and residence orders.

Coroners Courts Support Service - is an independent voluntary organisation whose trained volunteers offer emotional support and practical help to bereaved families, witnesses and others attending an Inquest at a Coroner’s Court.

FLOWS - (Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors) is an independent legal support service, designed to help protect women against domestic abuse, anywhere in England and Wales.

Law Centre Network - offer legal advice, casework and representation to individuals and groups. 

Lawstuff - provides free legal information to children and young people

Support through Court - provide a free service across the UK, and provide comfort, support and guidance before, during and after court. They ensure people facing court alone feel prepared and supported to access justice.

Resolution - an association of solicitors specialising in family law.  

Rights of Women - provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights. 

Which? Legal Services - legal advice and services from the consumer rights group


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Barefoot Institute - help support Muslim relationships between husband and wife, parents and children, siblings and relatives.

Between us app - is an app designed to help you have a better relationship with your partner now or in the future created by the Tavistock Relationships.

Click - is a unique service providing early intervention relationship support from a mobile-friendly platform.

Forced Marriage Unit - contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) if you are trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you have been forced into. Email:, Telephone: 020 7008 0151. From overseas +44 207 008 0151 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Out of hours: 020 7008 1500 (ask for the Global Response Centre)

Marriage Care - relationship support service including couples counselling, relationship and marriage preparation. No fixed charge, contribution-based

Relate - relationship counselling offered through regional centres.

Relate Cymru - offers advice, relationship counselling and support. They provide relationship support services at various locations across Wales.

Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships - couple therapy services.

One plus One - their mission is to strengthen relationships for couples, families, communities and workplaces using evidence based training and digital resources.