Useful links

Relationship support organisations

The Couple Connection – An interactive self-help site to provide resources and practical tools to help improve couple relationships.

Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and face-to-face support.

Tavistock Relationships offers relationship, psychosexual and parenting support services in London.

The Spark provides relationship counselling to couples and individuals in Scotland.

Accord is voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage.

Asian Family Counselling Service – Based in West London and the West Midlands, they offer relationship and family support to members of the South Asian community.

Two in One Flesh offers a series of publications about marriage to enrich couples in their life together.

Equipes Notre Dame Teams – GB is an international Catholic movement supporting married couples through ‘Teams’ – 4 to 5 couples who meet regularly to eat together, pray and share the ups and downs of married life.

Marriage Encounter – a worldwide movement, Catholic in origin and ethos, offers weekends for couples who want to deepen and enrich their relationships.

Retrouvaille is a residential weekend programme which is designed to help married couples.


Debt and Finance

Debtors Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems with money and finance.

If you need help to handle your debt go to www.direct.gov.uk

National Debt Line offers free confidential advice on how to deal with debt.

Citizens Advice has a section dedicated to information on how to deal with debt.

PayPlan offers a fresh approach to dealing with financial difficulties. They provide free debt advice and free debt management plans.


Family support organisations

National Family Mediation is the largest provider of mediation in England and Wales. Their services specifically assist couples who are in, or have been through, the process of separation or divorce, and the children who are impacted by this. Mediators help clients to reach joint decisions about the issues associated with their separation, including children, finance and property.

Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.

OnePlusOne is an organisation which creates resources to help couples, parents and practitioners tackle issues early.

Family Caring – Community-based relationship education for parents, couples and young adults.

The Family and Childcare Trust aims to make the UK a better place for families, through research, campaigning and information provision, and working with government, employers and parents to reduce pressures on family life.


Domestic abuse

Download our domestic violence help resources for a list of a variety of organisations that specialise in domestic abuse.


Further support

Sorting Out Separation helps parents and couples through separation and divorce.

Divorce Aid is an independent group of professionals providing divorce advice, support and information.

 


Other useful service sites

CatholicFamily.org.uk is a one-stop shop for all kinds of family ministry resources within the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Search here for details of your local diocesan family ministry coordinator (if available).

Net Mums  is a unique local network for parents, offering a wealth of information and details for local resources.

Counselling Directory is an online directory to locate a professional counsellor or psychotherapist near you. The listed professional counsellors and organisations specialise in various types of counselling therapies. The site also provides useful information and articles about the types of distress and therapies available to help you make a more informed decision when choosing a counsellor/therapist. Marriage Care are registered on this directory, view our profile here.

Find Counselling Services is a website that lists all counselling services in the UK, every entry includes customer comments and reviews on each counselling service or centre. All Marriage Care counselling locations are listed on this directory.