Relationships between all family members can come under strain at various times for a number of reasons. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, mums, dads, children and young people might be finding it hard to get along. We can help across the generations.

Conflict in relationships and families is normal. What is important is how conflict is dealt with, and sometimes people need help to work out how to deal with conflict in an OK way.  When conflict escalates people often stop hearing what the other person has to say.  We can work with you to help you understand what is going on and to find ways of speaking and listening so that arguments don’t get out of control.  Everyone in the family needs a little extra support sometimes.

In addition to our family mediation, relationship counselling and child contact services some centres offer Parenting Apart sessions, sex therapy sessions, children and young people’s counselling and young people and families mediation.

Safety – If you have concerns about your own safety, or the safety of your children, because of violence or abuse, alcohol or substance misuse, or other issues, professional advice and help is recommended.

If you or your child is in immediate danger, you should contact the police on 999 straight away.

You can get advice and support from your local Social Work Department.

If you have concerns about your children’s safety, the following organisations may be able to help:

0800 1111

08000 28 22 23

The Hideout, a website to help children and young people understand domestic abuse

If you have concerns about your own safety, the following organisations may be able to help:

Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline
0800 027 1234

Scottish Women’s Aid

Abused Men in Scotland

Men’s Advice Line

Broken Rainbow, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence charity

Shakti Women’s Aid, helps black minority ethnic women, children and young people

Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs