Health and wellbeing

Being a single parent has its ups and downs. There’s no doubt that 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

We have created a new website ‘My life and me’, dedicated to single parents where you can find tips and advice.

  Visit ‘My life and me’

Your wellbeing during Coronavirus

Coronavirus is making life extra hard for single parents. Our page on looking after your family’s wellbeing during coronavirus includes tips on how to reduce anxiety and more. 

Although our local offices are closed for now, our staff are still supporting parents and families by phone, online and by safe distancing. Find out what we can offer in your area.

Service

Support for you and your family

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

Information

Five ways to wellbeing

The five ways to wellbeing were developed 12 years ago by the New Economics Foundation based on evidence on what makes people happy and what supports good mental health.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing tips

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

Information

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.

Wellbeing

Taking care of yourself

Visit our new ‘My life and me’ website for more tips and advice for single parents.

Wellbeing

Feeling less lonely and more in touch with others

Visit our new ‘My life and me’ website for more tips and advice for single parents.

Wellbeing

Understanding and coping with your emotions

Visit our new ‘My life and me’ website for more tips and advice for single parents.

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.

OPFS services during the Coronavirus period

16/03/2020

Social enterprise takes on Flexible childcare services from OPFS

18/12/2019