Posts Categorized: TalkTime

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 »

Building confidence and skills

Thanks to funding from Lloyds Bank Foundation we are working with King’s Arms Project, Bedford, on another training programme in May to support people living in the project’s temporary accommodation. Our joint aim is to enable participants take control of their lives by securing permanent accommodation and having the confidence and skills to seek employment… Read more »

Donation received

What a nice surprise this week, when a lovely young lady visited our office and presented us with a donation! This young lady had seen one of our young people counsellors over a number of weeks and wanted to thank us, so she set about making some beautiful gifts and selling them at school.  Her… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »