Posts Categorized: Children and Young People

Funding Secured for Couple Counselling in Luton – Local Family Offer Pilot Project

Flying Start is Luton’s pregnancy to five strategy which focuses on improving outcomes for babies and children. Flying Start has secured grant funding for one year (until 31st March 2017) from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for a pilot programme known as the Local Family Offer. This work is part of the governments… Read more »

Relate receives funding to provide free counselling to Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families

We’re pleased to announce the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is funding us to provide free face to face, telephone and online counselling to current and former Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel. Royal Navy and Royal Marines families can face unique pressures as they adjust to periods of time apart during deployment. Our… Read more »

Iain Duncan Smith speaks at Relate Lecture

The Relate Lecture was held with Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith MP, in Whitehall on Wednesday 10th February. This successful event, which was chaired by Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator, also doubled as the launch for Relate’s new policy report, All together now: Stronger relationships for a stronger society…. Read more »

We’ve been awarded £112,000 by BBC Children in Need

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton has been awarded £112,057 over three years by BBC Children in Need. The award enables us to continue to offer our FREE confidential, face-to-face counselling service to children and young people aged 10 – 18 years and to extend our service to include FREE play therapy for children aged 5-10 years. The children’s… Read more »

How to avoid family arguments this Christmas

Christmas can be wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your family, but, as so many of us know, it can also come with a whole host of pressures and challenges. It’s no surprise really. The hothouse environment of having lots of contrasting personalities all together indoors for long periods at a time. All the… Read more »

Should you be worried if your teenage son is watching porn?

People have different responses to porn. Whether they think about it from a moral, ethical or even legal point of view, often no two people have the same opinion. One of our Relate counsellors says that clients’ sexual issues frequently, to a greater or lesser extent, involve problems with attitudes towards using porn. Some see… Read more »

Alcohol Awareness Week: Relate Bedfordshire and Luton Issues Advice For Parents Worried About Their Teenager’s Drinking

Most teenagers have begun experimenting with alcohol by their mid-teens but this doesn’t make it any less worrying for parents.  With the Christmas party season nearly upon us, the chances of your teen being offered a tipple or two are even higher.  But how do you intervene if your teenager’s drinking is becoming a problem… Read more »