Your personal circumstances

There might be a time when you need advice outside the realm of being a parent. Here you will find contacts to provide you with professional advice on areas of your personal life.

Loss and bereavement

Cruse – Bereavement Care Scotland
Help, support and counselling for bereaved people.
Tel: 01738 444 178
National Support Helpline: 0845 600 2227 (calls from this number cost 5p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

Scottish Cot Death Trust
Support and information for parents bereaved by sudden infant death. Puts parents in touch with local support groups or other bereaved parents.
Tel: 0141 357 3946

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)
Information and a national network of support groups for bereaved parents.
Helpline: 0808 164 3332



Abused Men in Scotland
Support for any man (including trans-gender and non-binary people), whether in a mixed-sex or same-sex relationship and for friends/family worried about a loved one.
Tel: 0131 447 7449
Helpline: 0808 800 0024

Free and confidential information for under-25s.

Families Outside
Supporting the families of people affected by imprisonment.
Tel: 0131 557 9800
Helpline: 0800 254 0088

Family Planning Association Scotland
Aims to promote sexual, emotional and reproductive health, together with planned parenthood, by providing information, publicity, education and training.

Relationships Scotland 
Advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.
Tel: 0845 119 2020 (9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday) 

Scottish Women’s Aid
Advice, support and refuge for women, and their children, who have been abused mentally, physically or sexually (by their partner or ex-partner).
Tel: 0800 027 1234 (24 hours)

Sexual Health Scotland
Whether you're part of a couple, in a new relationship, have many partners or are happy and relaxed not having sex, everyone needs to take care of their sexual wellbeing.
Information Line: 0800 22 44 88

The Spark
(formerly Scottish Marriage Care)
A relationship support charity offering counselling for couples and individuals.
Tel: 0808 802 0050
Relationship helpline: 0808 802 2088

British Sign Language users


British Sign Language (BSL) users can use contactSCOTLAND-BSL’s interpretation service to contact us. It is an online video relay service which provides an online interpreter to contact all Scotland’s public bodies and third sector organisations. To access the service you need a smart phone, tablet, or a PC or Laptop with a web cam.

The service operates 8am – 12midnight, 7 days a week for non-emergency calls. The organisation you are contacting may operate different hours.

Last Updated: 12 September 2018
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