Websites for young people
When your parents aren’t getting on it can be extremely hard to cope. Here are some websites that might help you:
- Voices in the Middle have helpful articles for children whose parents are splitting up
- NACCC has advice, information and support if your parents have separated
- Childline have a website and phone number with advice on coping if parents separate
Thinking about your own relationships? BBC Bitesize has some advice for young adults in relationships.
Websites for couples
- See it differently (Watch ‘Maddie’s Family’, ‘Jag’s Family’ and ‘Mahmoud’s Family’)
- Family Lives' advice on splitting up or staying together
- Dad Info help on managing conflict in relationships
- The Live Well campaign's tips for healthy relationships
- NCT's helpful article series about relationships
Relationship quizzes and self-assessment
- Relate's quiz can help you learn how to have more constructive arguments.
- The 5 Love languages quiz can help you and your partner work out what you value most in relationships.
- advice from the BBC on how to fix your relationship and when you should stop trying.
- advice from the BBC on how to get on with your ex when you have to
- AdviceNow has survival guides on the issues you need to understand when separating or getting divorced
- Resolution family justice professionals work to resolve family issues in a constructive way that considers the needs of the whole family
- Family Lives' advice on whether to split up or stay together
- Relate's help for when you decide to separate with your partner
- Government advice on sorting out the legal side of separation
- Family mediation is less stressful than going to court and is usually quicker and cheaper
- Sussex Family Justice Board has local advice for parents considering separation
- Samaritans are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week on 116 123.
- The Spark have Relationship helpline on 0808 802 2088. You can also view the Spark website for more information.
If alcohol might be affecting your relationships
The Back on Track project can help families where a parent is drinking too much alcohol.
Coping with Stress and Alcohol is a free online course for parents who are together
Family Information Service Directory
Brighton & Hove City Council has a wide range of support services via their Family Service Directory
New or expectant parents
- Find out what happening at your local Children’s Centres in Brighton & Hove
- ICON is a programme that provides information about infant crying and how to cope
- BrightPIP is a charity offering parent/infant psychological therapy to support parents to have positive relationships with their children
- Article on Relate website We’ve just had a baby and we’re arguing all the time