Health and wellbeing

Being a single parent has its ups and downs. Looking after children on your own can be hard.

The things that happen in life can take their toll, like splitting up with a partner, not having much money, finding it hard to get a job that fits around your children. Single parents tell us that they often feel anxious, stressed and lonely. 

You’ll find some information and tips on our site to help you cope with whatever’s going on for you and your children. Our local services offer a mix of support. We can help you keep your life on track. 

My life and me

‘My life and me’, is packed with tips and advice single parents.

  Visit ‘My life and me’

Coronavirus

Wellbeing during Coronvirus

Find out what we can offer in your area.

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Tips to reduce anxiety

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Grief and loss

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Exercise at home

Many single parents tell us it can be difficult to fit in exercise around parenting, especially if they don’t have childcare. Here are some suggestions of ways you could exercise at home, with or without your children.

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Support for you and your family

Our local services offer different ways of connecting with support workers and other single parents.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing tips

Share your ‘tip of the week’
What’s worked for you this week? What advice would give to a friend who need a bit of support? Whatever’s worked for you, could just be the thing for someone else.

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When counselling can help

Whether you are a new single parent, or have been a single parent for a while, you may find that things are getting on top of you and that it’s hard to cope.

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Taking care of yourself

There are things you can do to take care of your mind, your body and your time which are easy to do, free and don’t take a lot of time.

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Feeling less lonely and more in touch with others

There are things you can do to feel less isolated, from working on your self-esteem to finding new ways to meet people, to taking up hobbies or volunteering.

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Understanding and coping with your emotions

There are ways of dealing with feelings and emotions, and of getting a bit more control over and what comes at you.

News updates for single parent

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Our news updates reflect the work of One Parent Families Scotland and the issues affecting single parents today.

Scottish Child Payment( SCP) – First Minister’s announcement on doubling SCP to £20 a week in April 2022

30/11/2021

Your Child Disability Payment Q&A’s

23/11/2021

Increase in universal credit if you are working

11/11/2021