Home & Family: Advice & Support

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Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Torpoint
CHATLINK, Old School House, Macey Street  01752 845515
Tue: 13.30 – 15.30 ; Wed: 10.00 – 12.00
The nearest main branch is at Saltash  08444 99 41 88; 01752 843832
You can also get CAB advice online on the national site
and more on the Plymouth branch website.


Cornwall Council’s Family Information Service Directory  0800 587 8191
Information on childcare and family services in Cornwall.


Family Wellbeing resources page of the Royal Navy Community Website


The Naval Families Federation (NFF)


Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help
Plymouth branch  01752 553414
Confidential Support Line  0800 731 4880


ParentLine  0808 800 2222 Call anytime with any problem relating to parenting.


GotATeenager.org.uk Help and advice for the parenting of teenagers.


ChildLine  08001111
Counselling service for children and young people.


NSPCC Helpline  0808 800 5000 (all week, any time, day or night.)
For anyone concerned about the safety or welfare of a child.

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Offers relationship support: in person, by phone, online & via SMS text.
Services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples; family counselling; counselling for children and young people; and sex therapy.
Relate centres are charities, but usually charge fees to cover costs.
Details of local office (Plymouth)
Plymouth branch website
Call 01752 213131 to arrange an appointment.


Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service and Refuge (PDAS)  01752 252033
Support for women and children who are experiencing or fleeing from domestic abuse
email pdas@carr-gomm.org.uk.
Plymouth Refuge  01752 562286


Men’s Advice Line  0808 801 0327
(phone free, Monday – Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm)
Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner.
If the lines are busy, or if calling outside of those hours, please leave a message with your name and a safe number for a return call ASAP.
You can also email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk


Samaritans  08457 90 90 90
Confidential non-judgemental emotional support, available 24/7 for people experiencing distress or despair.
You can also write or email if you prefer.
You can find the local branch (Plymouth) website HERE.


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