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Family Lives

National charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.

Family Lives runs a Parentline helpline which is for any parent at any time. It gives parents the opportunity to talk and to be listened to, to work things out and find solutions to family problems or to be put in touch with one of our regional parent support groups. They also signpost parents to specialist advice. Parentline is a confidential service.

The Family Lives website provides information and advice on all aspects of parenting from birth to teens. They have a website for parents with teenage children (

Parentline Plus also provide a website for Professionals (

Family Lives was previously known as Parentline Plus.

Who to contact

Helpline: 0808 800 2222

Helpline open:

Monday to Friday 9am-9pm &

10am – 3pm Saturday & Sunday

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