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.

Stay Active

Staying active is always a good idea to reduce stress.

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Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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