Links

Links to some supportive partners and useful information. Please let us know if you'd like to add to the list.

Domestic Abuse . . .

  • Abuse: Offers advice on domestic abuse
  • Hidden Hurt: Information and support for both male and female victims of domestic violence
  • Freedom Programme: A twelve week programme providing information to men and women about domestic violence (usually free)
  • Women’s Aid: Support and information about domestic violence

Family Courts . . .

  • Cafcass Cymru: Information about separated parents, child safety concerns and child proceedings
  • PSU: PSU to meet the human, non-legal, needs of people attending court alone.
  • Advice Now: Plain English information on a website run by a group of organisations including the Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Family Rights Group: Advises parents and other family members whose children are involved with or require children’s social care services because of welfare needs or concerns
  • Legal Aid Finder: Directory of legal advisers and family mediators who do legal aid work
  • Children’s Legal Centre: Really useful information on Special Guardianship in particular. They have a guide to attending court here.
  • Civil Legal Advice: Get free and confidential legal advice in England and Wales if you’re eligible for legal aid
  • National Family Mediation: NFM is a network of LSC contracted and accredited family mediation services countrywide that offer practical and emotional support to those affected by separation or divorce
  • Rights of Women: A women’s charity working in a number of ways to help women through the law. Their site has some really useful free guides to the law.

Mental Health . . .

  • Heads Above the Waves: Offers workshops support and advice for young people with depression and self harm.
  • Blurt: Increasing awareness and understanding of depression
  • MIND: For better mental health
  • Rethink: Advice and helplines for people with issues relating to mental illness
  • Samaritans: Confidential non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair
  • Pandas: Pre and Post natal depression advise and support
  • Anxiety UK: User-led organisation, run by people with experience of living with anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel.

Money . . .

  • Cardiff Community Housing Association: New project working with families who are working but struggling to make ends meet. We can help with a number of things such as budgeting, training, employment opportunities, changing utilities etc etc. Anything at all to help you maximise your income and stretch what you have coming in. Gemma.gajic@ccha.org.uk / Rhiannon.roberston@ccha.org.uk
  • Turn2us: Turn2us is a national charity helping people when times get tough. We provide financial support to help people get back on track.
  • Boomerang Cardiff: Helping people with every day house hold items we take for granted to enable them to live as they should and bringing communities together
  • Money Advice Service: Information about financial issues, including sections on divorce and separation

Parenting . . .

  • One Plus One: A charity whose aim is to enhance understanding of how family relationships contribute to the well being of adults and children. See also The Parent Connection and The Couple Connection.
  • Only Dads: Advice and support for single dads
  • Only Mums: Advice and support for mums going through separation and divorce
  • The Parent Connection: Supports parents through separation and co parenting difficulties. It can also be used by parents who are just worried about their relationship

Pregnant/ single with babies . . .

Seperation and divorce . . .

  • Dad Info: Service providing separated parents with suggestions about the most successful way to communicate, negotiate and solve problems after family breakdown
  • Divorce.co.uk: Website run by Mills & Reeve with helpful free videos and advice
  • Sorting Out Separation: Government run support service for people going through family breakdown.
  • Wikivorce: Advice and support on divorce
  • Abuse: Offers advice on domestic abuse
  • Hidden Hurt: Information and support for both male and female victims of domestic violence
  • Freedom Programme: A twelve week programme providing information to men and women about domestic violence (usually free)
  • Women’s Aid: Support and information about domestic violence

Work . . .

  • Pace: Improve employment prospects for parents where childcare is their main barrier to accessing training or job opportunities.