Posts Categorized: Communication

Tips For Parents On Exam Results Day

As exam results come out, parents sometimes feel unsure how to help their teenage children who feel under pressure or are disappointed by what they have achieved. “We adults sometimes take for granted problems that young people have at school,” says Relate Bedfordshire & Luton CEO Angela Foll. “We all went through it, and sometimes… Read more »

Shall We Or Shan’t We?

You’ll have seen pictures of Princess Charlotte’s royal christening, and now you might just be thinking to yourself whether the time is right to follow Kate and Will’s lead and have another child – or even start a family with your first-born. Such thoughts can be exciting, hopeful, daunting and very possibly bring up a… Read more »

People In The Midlands Report Better Relationships With Mums Than Dads

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s tips for better communication with dads this Father’s Day Research by Relate, the leading relationships charity, has found that people in the Midlands are less likely to report a very good relationship with their dads than with their mums.  In the poll of over 5,000 people across the UK aged 16+,… Read more »

Why Not Follow Us On Social Media?

Our Twitter feed during the past month has included an opportunity for people to train as Relate counsellors. We’ve announced extra funding for six months to support young people in the area who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. And among personal narratives contributed to our Twitter feed is one from Amy, who… Read more »

Team Aims To Reduce Stigma Over Mental Health

Minds Alrite – a group of young people who have been working in partnership with Relate Bedfordshire & Luton – are running workshops in their first school this month at the start of their mental health awareness project. The group has chosen Mental Health Awareness Week in May for their first workshops which are being… Read more »

Royal Baby Fever – Relate Bedfordshire And Luton’s Five Things To Think About Before Having A Second Child

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child due any day from now, many parents will be questioning whether to follow in the royals’ footsteps by adding to their brood. In anticipation of the discussions the royal baby is likely to spark amongst couples, Relate Bedfordshire and Luton has come up with a list… Read more »

‘The Best Medicine?’

The importance of relationships for health and wellbeing ‘The Best Medicine’ is Relate’s campaign to show that relationships are critical to the nation’s health and wellbeing.  Evidence shows that good quality relationships with partners, family and friends can prevent, delay or minimise the effects of physical and mental health conditions.

Half Of People In The Midlands Have A ‘Very Good’ Relationship With Their Mother

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s tips to help relationships blossom this Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is traditionally a time to celebrate that special woman in your life, but, according to figures released this week by leading relationships charity Relate, a significant proportion of us admit that our relationship with our mum could be better.

Relationship MOT – Take The Quiz

Every year we get a reminder to take our cars in for an MOT to ensure that they’re roadworthy. But what about our relationships? Do we need a reminder to check in with our partners, or should we just carry on until the wing mirrors fall off, and we can no longer see the relationship… Read more »