Online dating is hugely popular. According to YouGov one in five relationships in the UK now start on line, and meetings via the internet is the third most popular way of finding a date , the first two being finding a date through friends or meeting someone in a pub or club. Many people find… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Communication
With the wedding season now in full swing, many people in the Bedfordshire and Luton area will be contemplating whether it is time to take their own relationship to the next level. Whether this means tying the knot, moving in together or simply choosing not to date other people, it all comes down to one… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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.
Eight groups of young people from Bedfordshire pitched their social action campaign ideas, aimed to improve various issues across the county, to a room of 100 local business, education, public sector and charity professionals in March.