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A new support line has been launched to help families struggling to cope due to the additional pressure coronavirus has placed on them.

Falkirk Council is working in partnership with Barnardo's and Aberlour to run the Falkirk Families Information and Support Line.

The support line can be contacted Monday to Friday from 10am to 4:30pm on 01324 501200.

Free call backs

If funds are limited, you can request a call back at no cost.

The support line -staffed by expert advisers who work for Aberlour and Barnardo’s - aims to provide information and support to local families, including young people and carers, who are seeking advice and support due to:

  • parenting challenges
  • family difficulties
  • isolation
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • relationship problems
  • financial and practical challenges

Councillor Fiona Collie, spokesperson for Health and Social Care explained: “We want to ensure no family is left feeling isolated and struggling during these challenging times, so if you need a safe space to talk, explore your feelings and find options for a positive way forward, please call the support line on 01324 501200.”