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Top Tips for Christmas Mental Health

Magic family time together around the Christmas tree… Laughter, smiles and love… Christmas never quite lives up to our expectations, does it?! In fact, it’s one of the most challenging times of year for relationships. A recent poll by Relate National said 78% of people in the East Midlands expect Christmas to put pressure on… Read more »

How does webcam counselling work?

Since the pandemic, Relate Northamptonshire adapted quickly to provide counselling via webcam and telephone. We wanted to continue supporting people even though our traditional practice of face-to-face appointments wasn’t available. The experience has been so positive for both our counsellors and our clients, that we are going to continue offering these digital services alongside face-to-face… Read more »

The Perfect Friday Night Family Quiz

We all love a good quiz! Especially a personality quiz, telling us things that are so true we can’t believe we hadn’t noticed yet. And that’s exactly what this family love languages quiz does… This Family Love Languages Quiz (found on the Five Love Languages website) is a great way for a family to find out… Read more »

Top tips for managing panic attacks

Panic attacks are increasingly common. They are also treatable and you can make a full recovery and never have another one. Whilst they can be very frightening they are not dangerous. Some of the things you may experience can be scary but remember these will pass. Panic attack symptoms include: racing heart sweaty hands breathing… Read more »

You are not alone: finding help in the face of suicidal thoughts

Often, when you have suicidal thoughts, you can think “I am alone.” We absolutely recognise how difficult things may be for you at the moment, and you may feel that things will never change, that you can’t tell anyone one what’s going on inside or that it all feels too much to manage. Please remember… Read more »

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 »

How things change: relationships under construction

I have a postcard in my hallway that reads ‘The road to success is always under construction”.  I often tell my clients that applies to your relationship too. Most relationships start off light-hearted, full of joy and expectation.  We ‘fall in love’ for all sorts of reasons and with that person everything is possible: sharing… Read more »

Relate Northamptonshire is looking for volunteers

    Did you know that volunteering is good for your wellbeing? Volunteers live longer and are healthier Volunteering establishes strong relationships Volunteering is good for society Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose Volunteering can give you the opportunity to: try something new gain experience develop skills improve your career prospects build confidence meet… Read more »

Cycling Mount Snowdon in Support of Relate Northamptonshire

Well Done to Gordon & Adam – they reached the summit on Sunday 28th April in 2 hrs 45 min and descended in just over an hour.  Great achievement despite Storm Hannah delaying your ascent!  Many thanks from all at Relate Northamptonshire for your support!  There’s still time to support them, just visit  https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/gordonandadam   … Read more »