Posts By: Chris

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s tips for making World Cup time a family affair

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is offering advice to help families make the most of the World Cup season. The tournament, which kicks off on 12th June, has been known in the past for causing family rows over control of the TV remote and fans spending more time than usual away from the family. But Relate… Read more »

Friendship – by Relate’s Sue Reed

I was recently running some school sessions with a group of sixteen year olds about relationships. We were talking about friendship and what makes a good friend, and got into a discussion on how many Facebook friends they had. Many of the group had over 300 contacts on Facebook, but is this real friendship?

Seminar helps schools tackle eating disorders

First Talktime seminar On 20th March 2014 Relate Bedfordshire and Luton held its first ever Talktime training event at the Rufus Centre in Flitwick. It was attended by 24 senior teachers, safeguarding officers, heads of inclusion and pastoral heads from 16 schools across Bedfordshire and Luton.

New government report shows that Relate’s couple counselling delivers £11.40 of benefit for every £1 spent

A recent independent evaluation of relationship support services has demonstrated clear financial and emotional benefits to individuals and society as a whole. Specifically, the Department for Education-commissioned report found that Relate’s couple counselling service delivers £11.40 of benefit respectively for every £1 spent. This is calculated by looking at what costs are saved by reducing the… Read more »

Top Tips For Separated Parents This Mother’s Day

Special days throughout the year can be tough time for separated families, with parents and children all too often feeling pulled in different directions over celebrations. That’s why Relate Bedfordshire and Luton, has compiled tips for both mums and dads to help make the day special for everyone.

Relationship Coaching Workshop

Brand new 3 hour workshop starts on 27th March 2014 Coaching, unlike Counselling, is action based and solution focused.  Our workshop, is led by a qualified Life Coach, and will cover some or all of the following topics: Building self esteem  Eliminating emotional baggage Attracting the wrong people Conditional versus Unconditional love Conflict management The… Read more »

Losing a Parent – by Relate’s Sue Reed

Losing a parent Buddhism has a maxim, “we are alive therefore we will die”.  This is a simple and obvious truth of existence but one which we struggle to come to terms with. Death and dying are often a big taboo in families, who would readily discuss other life changing experiences. There is the natural… Read more »