Family Lives was registered as a charity in 1999, and operated under the name of Parentline Plus (many of you probably know about Parentline Plus). The parents that founded Parentline believed that there needed to be a dedicated organisation supporting parents, before they reached crisis point.
You can check the website: www.familylives.org.uk
Parents can access:
- Free 24 hour confidential helpline on 0808 800 222
- Extended support for complex and difficult issues
- Personilized email service and online peer support
- Online advice and information on all aspects of family life
- Face to face support groups and workshops
You can search number of different advice sections divided into: pregnancy/baby, toddlers/preschool, primary school, secondary school, teenagers, bullying, divorce and separation and there is a dedicated support for professionals.
You will be able to access Parentchannel.tv which is a free video service designed to support and encourage parents and carers of children from ages 0-19, with a collection of over 200 videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behavior and learning.
For people who don’t know this yet, the Outreach Team in Westbourne as well as across the city is now employed by Family Lives. If you need more information, please let us know.