Family and relationship advice
Relationships and stress
Your local GP surgery can offer support and advice, recommend treatments such as talking therapy or counselling.
The Samaritans offer confidential and emotional support to those experiencing personal crises, and help with managing stress. Call 08457 90 90 90.
Relate provides a wide range of services for couples, families and individuals. You can access support on your own, or with others; face to face, on the phone or through their website. Call 0300 100 1234.
Citizens Advice Bureau offers advice on family matters and individuals rights, should a partnership or marriage end.
Advice for younger people and families
The Lone Parent Helpline offers advice on maintenance, benefits and money. Call 0800 018 5026.
The National Youth Agency provides free information for young people. The site includes over 1,000 information topics and holds contact details for more than 1,200 national organisations.
HMRC Tax Credit Helpline can advise you on what payments you might be able to claim from the government. Call 0845 300 3900.
HMRC Child Benefit Enquiry line offers tax-free payment that you can claim for your child, available to anyone who qualifies regardless of income or savings. Call 0845 302 1444.
Futures provide advice, support and guidance to young people (aged 13-19) about any issues from school, college, work or in your personal life.
Get Connected is a free email and telephone helpline that helps young people find the service best suited to their needs. You explain your problem and they'll explain your options and suggest services where you can get the best help. Call 0808 808 4994.
Advice for older people
Age UK provides providing reliable information for older people and their carers on issues like housing, health and finance. Call 0800 169 6565.
Winter Fuel Payments Helpline helps people aged 60 and over with the costs of keeping warm this winter.
Staying active is always a good idea to reduce stress.
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