Helplines/Support Groups

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Growing up can be challenging, especially in a modern world which is constantly changing. Sometimes your children have issues or problems which they, and you, struggle to solve. It can be anything from friendship issues, bullying, low self-esteem or confidence, trouble with adapting to family changes, issues with siblings, anger and frustration. It might be that there are important life skills you know they need, yet you are not sure where to start or they are being resistant.


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The Irish Midwife offers various services on the Costa del Sol for the preparation of childbirth and early stages of being a mum. It is run by two very experienced Irish midwives - Anne Halpenny who is from Dublin and has lived on the Costa del Sol since 1996. She is a mum of twins who were born in Marbella in 2009. Anne qualified as a midwife in 1985 and has worked in Australia, Iraq, Saudia Arabia, the UK and Ireland thereby exposing her to different cultures and ways of practising as a midwife.


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Samaritans in Spain, is operated by Costa Blanca Samaritans and offers a free, completely confidential, non-judgemental emotional support service for any English speaker of any age who may be experiencing distress or despair. They believe that whatever problems someone may have, whether big or small, they do not have to be alone with them.