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FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
Not all services listed here are Catholic. Inclusion does not necessarily imply approval by the Diocese of Leeds.

2104 Synod on The Family

National Marriage and Family Life Office Blog

Catholic Grandparents Association 

Family Groups   

The Catholic Church in the Diocese of Leeds:
www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk

The Catholic Church in England and Wales:
www.catholic-ew.org.uk

The Catholic Bishops' Conference England and Wales:
www.cbcew.org.uk

The Vatican:
www.vatican.va

Sex Love Relationships:
www.loveandresponsibility.org

Young love:
www.romanceacademy.org

Life (support from conception to end of life): Helen Marshall 0113 256 7780 (Life Leeds Networker)

Getting married in a Catholic Church:
catholicweddinghelp.com

The Marriage Foundation:
www.marriagefoundation.org.uk

Teams of Our Lady (Christian married couples):
www.teamsgb.org.uk 
(contact: Mark and Dympna Edwards teams@mdedwards.co.uk)

World Marriage Day:
www.wmd.wwme.org

National Marriage Week:
www.marriage-week.org.uk

The Relationship Foundation:
www.relationshipsfoundation.org

Relationship Support:
relationshipsupport.direct.gov.uk

Marriage Care:
www.marriagecare.org.uk

Retrouvaille (for couples in crisis):
www.retrouvaille.org.uk

Beginning Experience (life after loss):
www.beginningexperience.org

Marriage Encounter (for married, clergy and religious):
www.wwme.org.uk

Engaged Encounter (a weekend for couples planning to marry):
wwme.org.uk

Natural Family Planning Teachers' Association:
www.nfpta.org.uk

Natural Family Planning - Life Fertility Care, Life House, 1 Mill Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 1ES. Tel. 01926 834 655
   
www.lifefertilitycare.co.uk

Natural Family Planning:
www.nfpandmore.org

Two new natural fertility resources:
www.ovulationmentor.org (from Australia)
www.learnnfponline.com (from U.S.A)

Ante natal diagnoses:-
perinatalhospice.org/Perinatal_hospices.html

Children in Leeds:
www.leedsinitiative.org/children/page

Disability Support for Parent/Carers:
www.carersleeds.org.uk

Parenting Courses:
www.familycaring.co.uk 

The Parenting Channel short videos on helpful topics:
www.parentchannel.tv

Parenting Unit Leeds:
leedsinitiative.org
Documents available:

Parenting programmes key elements of success
Working with families affected by substance misuse
Working with families affected by young people's substance misuse
Parental mental health issues December 2010
Domestic violence June 2010
Working with fathers April 2010

Parenting information:
www.empoweringparents.com

Parenting Class Trials:
www.canparent.org.uk

Parenting information:
consciouslyparenting.blogspot.com

Parenting courses:
parentinguk.org

Parent support classes:
Netmums.com

Find a children's centre:
direct.gov.uk

Abortion (Support After Abortion):
www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk

Preventing young suicides:
papyrus-uk.org

Salama self harm help and referrals in Leeds:

Self harm info resource 

Addiction Rehabilitation Communities:

www.cenacolouk.org 

Grandparents:
catholicgrandparentsassociation.com

Fatherhood Institute:
www.fatherhoodinstitute.org

For all dads:
www.dad.info

Association for Catholic Diocesan Marriage & Family Life Ministry:
www.familias-ew.org.uk

Faith for Families:
www.sharingthelight.co.uk

Parish Family Groups:
www.everybodyswelcome.org.uk/family_groups.html

Reconciling Work and Family Life Blog COFACE:
eyf2014.wordpress.com

Bethany Family Institute (a resource for marriage and family life ministry):
www.bethanyfamilyinstitute.com

Safeguarding:
elearning-childprotection.com

For Young Carers:
'Willow' Contact sheila.davenport@barnardos.org.uk

Family Caring Trust (parenting courses for all stages of the family life cycle):
www.familycaring.co.uk

Care for the Family:
www.careforthefamily.org.uk

CEDAR Catholics Experiencing Domestic Abuse Resource (24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge. Tel. 0808 2000 247):
www.cedar.uk.net

Rainbows (helping schools help children suffering loss):
www.rainbowsgb.org

Catholic Care Leeds (schools/social/residential services):
www.catholic-care.org.uk

Internet/media complaints:
http://www.parentport.org.uk

Mental Health Project (Catholic resources for all):
www.mentalhealthproject.co.uk

Mental Health Resource:
www.welcomemeasiam.org.uk

Mental Health:
www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalk

Domestic Violence:
Domestic Violence pdf

Rape Support Line Yorkshire (Open 0300 111 0777 Tues and Thurs 5pm - 7pm and Saturday 10am - 12pm)

www.idas.org.uk

Helpline_support_for_rape_victims

Catholic Bishops' (EW) Projects for Marriage and Family Life:
www.celebratingfamily.org.uk
www.everybodyswelcome.org.uk
www.homeisaholyplace.org.uk
www.passingonthefaith.org.uk

What is Catholicism?
catholicism.about.com

Catechism of The Catholic Church (searchable):
www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm
www.vatican.va

Church documents and other resources:
www.appleseeds.org/religfav.htm

Vatican archives:
www.vatican.va

Reviews:
www.humanumreview.com
180 YouTube Review
BBC iPlayer - The_Code_Shapes

Online Support from Family Lives:
www.familylives.org.uk

From: Toolkits for working with parents and families from www.familylives.org.uk


Appendix
Volunteering and volunteer management
• Volunteering England- www.volunteering.org.uk
• Association of Volunteer Managers- www.volunteermanagers.org.uk
• Investing in Volunteers- www.investinginvolunteers.org.uk
• Direct gov.- www.direct.gov.uk - Volunteering
• CSV- www.csv.org.uk
• Skills third Sector- www.skills-thirdsector.org.uk
• Mentoring and Befriending Foundation- www.mandbf.org
• Third Sector- www.thirdsector.co.uk
• Timebank- www.timebank.org.uk
• NCVYS- www.ncvys.org.uk
• Experts in Volunteering- www.expertsinvolunteering.org.uk

Information about local volunteer centres
• NAVCA- www.navca.org.uk/directory
• Volunteering England Directory- www.volunteering.org.uk

Legal information about volunteering
• Volunteering England Good Practice Bank - www.volunteering.org.uk
• Volunteer Now- www.volunteernow.co.uk
• Direct gov. - www.direct.gov.uk
• Acas- www.acas.org.uk
• Criminal Record Bureau- www.crb.gov.uk

Family Support organisations
• Family Lives- familylives.org.uk
• Home-start.

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