The Relationship Helpline

The Relationship Helpline is a free, confidential telephone service that supports people living in Scotland who are struggling with relationship issues.

Here you will be listened to and supported with life’s relationship challenges. Freephone 0808 802 2088 during opening hours for support with any relationship issue.

As well as providing immediate emotional support for couples and individuals, the Relationship Helpline can provide access to free counselling. Funded by the Scottish Government, callers may be able to access free counselling as part of 200 hours per week of funded counselling. Find out more about the Helpline and access to free counselling.

Feeling overwhelmed in your relationships?

the relationship helpline can answer your relationship questions

Everyone feels overwhelmed with life at times and our important relationships – with our partner, family or friends – can suffer.

Sometimes those relationships are the source of our problems and unhappiness.  When you feel like this The Relationship Helpline from The Spark is here to help.

Call the Relationship Helpline free on 0808 802 2088 during opening hours.

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Helpline opening times

The Relationship Helpline operates on the following days and operating times, excluding public holidays.

  • Monday: 9am – 9pm
  • Tuesday: 9am – 9pm
  • Wednesday: 9am – 9pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 9pm
  • Friday: 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed

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Not sure what to talk about?

Often callers are not sure what they need to or want to talk about. That’s absolutely fine – our specialist advisors are available to listen and provide information on sources of support.

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If you feel like you might need more support, please have a look at our counselling services for individuals and couples. Here you will find information about our counselling services available across Scotland from our network of local counselling centres.

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How does the Relationship Helpline work?

When you call The Relationship Helpline one of The Spark’s trained helpline counsellors will answer. They will listen to you and discuss how you are feeling.

During your call or online chat, counsellors will provide support, offer you access to free counselling with The Spark or recommend specialist help in your area.

Call the Relationship Helpline free on 08088022088 during opening hours.

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Completely confidential and free relationship support

Every call and online live chat is completely confidential and free.

Calls and online helpline sessions are not recorded. The Spark does not share your information with any other person or agency.


We endeavour to provide you with the most professional service possible so clinical supervisors will occasionally monitor part of a call/online chat for quality assurance purposes only.

Freephone on 0808 802 2088 during opening hours.

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Calls to this helpline are free from landlines and mobile phones within Scotland and do not appear on itemised bills.