Relationships & Family
For information on registering a birth in Northumberland see this section of the Northumberland County Council website.
Northumberland County Council have produced a Bereavement Guide which provides help and guidance for people who have just lost a loved one. This information can be found here.
Age UK have produced a full guide on the practical things that need to be done when someone dies. You can access the information here on the Age UK website.
For a comprehensive guide to getting married in Northumberland, see this section of the Northumberland County Council website.
For further information on separation and divorce, see this section of the Citizens Advice website.
For a useful guide on making arrangements for children, see this section of the advicenow website.
Relate offer counselling and training services that help to build stronger relationships for anyone dealing with breakups, arguments, affairs, sexual problems, step-families, retirement, a new baby or anything else that affects relationships. For more information you can visit their website here.
For information about domestic violence see this section of the Citizens Advice website.
The National Domestic Violence helpline is a freephone 24 hour helpline which provides advice and support to women and can refer them to emergency accommodation.
Helpline: 0808 200 0247 (24 hours)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (you will receive a response within 3 working days)
The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner.
Helpline: 0808 801 0327 (The helpline is open Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm)
If you are in immediate danger, dial 999 and speak to the police.
A range of printable fact sheets on Relationships and Family are available here
Find advice on all aspects of family life from bonding with your new baby, dealing with tantrums, positive discipline, bullying, communicating with teens and divorce and separation on the Family Lives Website.
You can also chat to them online for support or call our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222.