Calling the helpline was the first time I really talked about my situation with someone. It’s lifted a burden off my shoulders.

The Relationship Helpline

The Relationship Helpline is a free, confidential service providing support to people across Scotland who are experiencing relationship difficulties. Whatever your relationship, wherever you are in Scotland, we offer a safe and supportive space where you can talk through your relationship concerns and be listened to by our experienced Helpline team. We can also provide information and signpost you to agencies that may be able to offer you further support.

Whether you are having relationship difficulties with your partner or spouse, your family, friends, neighbours, or work colleagues, we are here to help.

Call us free from landlines and mobiles on 0808 802 2088 or use our live web chat by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

Relationship Helpline – opening hours

The Relationship Helpline operates the following opening hours:

Monday: 11am – 2pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 11am – 2pm

Thursday: 11am – 2pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Your confidentiality is important to us so calls are not recorded and we do not share your information with any other person or agency. We endeavour to provide you with the most professional service possible so our Supervisor will occasionally monitor part of a call for quality assurance purposes.

Where appropriate to do so, we will ask you a few statistical questions at the end of your call, such as:

  • The local authority you live in.
  • Do you have children?
  • Have you called The Relationship Helpline previously?
  • How did you initially hear about us?

These questions allow us to monitor the uptake of our service and are helpful for future funding.

Our Helpline Team

The Relationship Helpline is staffed by our highly trained and experienced Helpline team, who are committed to providing a professional, ethical and quality-driven service.


As a charitable organisation, our aim is to ensure that our services are affordable for all. If you’d like to support us to continue this work just click on the icon below to make a donation via PayPal.

Many thanks!