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Welfare Rights

The Welfare Rights Team can help Dundee residents sort out a wide range of benefit and tax credit problems. We can identify what benefits you may be entitled to, assess the merits of your case if you want to challenge a decision, and represent you at tribunal if you have a case.
01382 431188 (option 2)

Grief Encounter

One child in every UK classroom will experience the death of someone close by the time they reach 16 years old. Grief Encounter is here to help with the confusion, fear, loneliness and pain, providing a lifeline to children and young people to cope with free, immediate, one-to-one support.
0808 802 0111

Parent to Parent

Parent to Parent was established in 1988 and is a voluntary organisation which supports parents of children with additional support needs, whether physical, learning, sensory or behavioural which is associated with the disability. We also offer support and advocacy to young people.
01382 817558

Father’s Network Scotland

Fathers Network Scotland exists to: Promote the physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of fathers in Scotland through the provision of support to men in all aspects of their role as fathers and to raise awareness and increase understanding of the importance of fathers in child development and parenting.
0131 460 8256 (leave message)

Father’s Network Scotland

Fathers Network Scotland exists to: Promote the physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of fathers in Scotland through the provision of support to men in all aspects of their role as fathers and to raise awareness and increase understanding of the importance of fathers in child development and parenting.
0131 460 8256 (leave message)

Families Outside

Families Outside is the only national charity that works solely on behalf of families in Scotland affected by imprisonment.
0800 254 0088 or TEXT FAMOUT to 6077

Hands On

HandsOn provides help and practical advice for supporting children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing. This website is for parents, carers and people who work with children and young people in Fife.

One Parent Families Scotland

OPFS is still working to support single parents across the city. We know that coping with the current crisis is having an impact on families, but we are here to provide support and a listening ear.
01382 501972

Dundee Families Service

Our centre is suited to the local community they serve providing the best place to help families flourish
01382 828372

Families Outside

Families Outside is the only national charity that works solely on behalf of families in Scotland affected by imprisonment.
0800 254 0088 or TEXT FAMOUT to 6077

Parent Club Scotland

Parenthood is an amazing job, but it’s not an easy one. There’s often lots of conflicting information out there. Doing the right thing for your wee ones can seem impossible sometimes. Parent Club is here to help by giving you information you can trust, all in one place.

Home Start

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.

Relationship Scotland

Relationships Scotland’s network provide relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other family support services across all of mainland and island Scotland. Our work supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties. Around 40,000 people have contact with our services each year.
0345 119 2020

PETAL – People Experiencing Trauma and Loss

PETAL is the most recognised and longest established organisation for people affected by homicide or suicide in Scotland. Our professional service is supported by Scottish Government and other funders. Service provision is FREE and we provides a safe and confidential environment where those experiencing bereavement and traumatic loss, through murder or suicide can receive support, one to one counselling and other therapies. This service provision includes children and young people.
01698 324502

Wellbeing Scotland

Wellbeing Scotland are a voluntary organisation with services across Scotland. We provide a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted negatively on their wellbeing. Since 1994 we have offered client centred, holistic, trauma informed therapeutic services and have specialised in abuse and trauma work.
01324 630 100

Circle – Supporting families in Scotland

Circle is a Scottish charity working at the heart of deprived communities across central Scotland. Our aim is to support the most disadvantaged children and families to improve their lives, promote their healthy development and reach their potential.
0131 552 0305

Citizens Advice Scotland

Personal, one-to-one advice and information on employment, housing, debt, benefits and consumer issues like energy bills
0800 028 1456

Children 1st

We exist to prevent abuse and neglect, to protect children and keep them safe from harm. Together we can help children in Scotland live in safe, loving families and build strong communities. We help survivors of abuse, trauma and other adversity to recover and we work tirelessly to protect the rights of children in Scotland.
08000 28 2233

Crossroads Scotland

Crossroads Caring Scotland is one of the country's leading voluntary sector providers of support for carers and their families. Established as a charity in Scotland in 1978, we provide support services across Scotland, helping people to live independently at home.
0141 226 3793

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity providing support in all aspects of family life.
0808 800 2222