Family. How do you deal with them? What help is available for your family?
Top links – dealing with family
The Mix (formerly thesite.org) – Family Life – All sorts of expert advice, true stories, Q&A’s and discussion about family issues.
SpunOut.ie – Search: Family* – Similar to The Mix, with over 100 articles about family.
The Student Room – Search: Family – The largest student community in the world where you can discuss anything. Literally thousands of discussions on friendships.
SupportLine: Problems – Relationships / Family – This should take you to some services/organisations for relationships, including friends/family resources to get started.
*SpunOut is for young people in Ireland, so please double-check everything you read is relevant (but family and family issues are not just in the UK, right?!)!
Top links – info for all your family’s needs
FamilyPoint Cymru: Cardiff – Major new website and helpline providing info, advice and news for families in Wales. Provides info on all organisations, websites, helplines and support you need to know about, including Flying Start, Communities First, Families First*, Cardiff FIS^, and more.
Cardiff Family Information Service (FIS) – Provides local information and advice for parents and families.
Cardiff Families First – Brings together different organisations to assist families that need some extra help or support, particularly if you are on a low-income. Many different services available.
Helplines & Live Chat
Relate: Children and Young People’s Counselling – “Try a free Live Chat session with a trained Relate Counsellor. Or talk to us about your concerns or questions on 0300 100 1234.”
ChildLine – a free 24-hour counselling helpline (by NSPCC) for children and young people up to their 19th birthday. https://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Samaritans – free 24-hour helpline for anyone who needs emotional support. http://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us
For more organisations, services or info about family, check out our database or contact Meic, the advocacy, advice and information helpline for children and young people in Wales – Freephone: 080880 23456 / Text: 84001 / Instant Message.
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