My life and me

Single parents often tell us that they’d like to know how to make time for themselves, look after themselves better and feel less tired and lonely: all hard when you’re raising a child on your own.

We’ve gathered advice and tips from single parents and others in the one place. We hope you find something here that works for you.

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Tip: It’s easy to collect useful info as you go.

Wherever you see a heart icon click on it to save the page to ‘My favourites’. You can go to your favourites by clicking on the heart icon at the top right heart of this website. You can then save the info as a pdf or email it to yourself.

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You’ll find lots of useful information about health and wellbeing here. If you need advice on issues such as welfare benefits, separation or child maintenance contact our Lone Parent Helpline or chat to us online.

If you need urgent help anytime

  • Phone the Samaritans: free helpline always open at 116 123.
  • Phone 999 if it’s an emergency (for example risk to your or someone else’s life).
  • If it’s a health issue (but not an emergency) phone NHS 24 on 111. More health info at NHS inform.
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