Posts Categorized: Children and Young People

Mindfulness Resources: Recommended by our counsellors and you

Mindfulness is a great way of understanding and processing our emotions, particularly in times of high pressure, change and intensity – like this Covid-19 pandemic. These resources are a collection of recommendations from our counsellors, trustees and you! If you have a resource you would like to recommend, please get in touch with us on… Read more »

Looking after your child’s mental health: Good mental health during coronavirus

We and our children are having to come to terms with not being at school or seeing their friends, being separated from vulnerable family members, and for some not completing qualifications they’ve been working hard on all year. As parents, we can do so much to help our children develop good mental health practices. Here’s… Read more »

Why do my children argue so much?

Arguments between children can be upsetting for a parent. You may worry about your relationship with your children – especially if the arguments have been going on regularly for a while. You may feel a responsibility to stop the arguing, or may be upset that the arguments are causing disharmony in your family. While some… Read more »

Managing exam results – tips for young people and parents

Now A-Level and GCSE results are out, you may be wondering how best to support your teenager facing up to their disappointment. Not everyone got the grades they dreamt of and, although outwardly younger people may not appear so upset, deep down they may well be feeling the stress of despair, guilt maybe, and anger that… Read more »

Students give top marks to in-school counselling

Ninety-eight per cent of students at middle and upper schools across Bedfordshire have rated in-school counselling by the local Relate team as ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’. Students who received ‘in-school counselling’ by Relate Bedfordshire and Luton were asked to say on a scale of one to five how they felt about: Relationships at home Relationships… Read more »

Funds run dry for free play therapy and young people’s counselling

Increased demand for our play therapy and young people counselling has exhausted funds for our free services. All funding for the Centre’s Talktime and Play Therapy services – including £112,000 awarded by Children In Need earlier this year – has been fully committed. “We will continue to offer these services but reluctantly, we must now… Read more »