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Help in the event of a life crisis

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Family therapists

Life crises and the way they impact mean different things to different people.
A life crisis might mean parents needing advice and support in their role, teenager problems, or a crisis because you or someone close to you is suffering from mental health problems.
Family therapists can provide families with advice and support, {MQ}including advice on how to handle various situations in life and support for your day-to-day life.

Parents can contact the family therapists on the parental support helpline 0248-70373 (Mondays and Wednesdays, 8.30 am–10 am) and also on the Social Services contact line 0248-70220.
You can have five conversations with a family therapist before a social worker must undertake a needs assessment.
Longer-term help may also be available; to access this you will need to see a social worker.

Social Services

Life crises and the way they impact mean different things to different people.
The work of Social Services covers a range of different areas, and Social Services staff have many different skills.
They may deal with anything from family law and children to finances and substance abuse.

So if you have been hit by a life crisis, contact Social Services to see if you can get help to manage, and get yourself out of, the situation that is the cause of the crisis.

Contact details

Parental support helpline
0248-70 373

Social Services
0248-70 220

Outside office hours, ring 112 for Emergency Social Services