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Looking after your emotional health

Being a single parent can be very rewarding but it can also have its ups and downs, and could be the most challenging job you ever do. This factsheet focuses on your wellbeing with ideas to help improve how you feel, boost your confidence and manage difficult situations. If you’re worried about your child’s wellbeing or are looking for resources to support your children see our factsheet Support for children and young people.

This factsheet includes details of a wide range of organisations offering support to single parents. Whatever services you choose to use make sure the organisation is suited to your needs and that you are clear about any charges. The information in this factsheet is correct as of November 2016.

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Gingerbread has no control over the contents of these organisations' websites or products and services offered, these links and/or contact details are provided for your information only. Gingerbread accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of these websites and/or products and services offered by third parties.