Posts By: Angela Foll

5 communication tips to try with your partner

It’s no great secret that communication is an important part of any relationship. What’s less understood is how to be a good communicator and just how beneficial building good communication habits into your relationship can be. And while there’s no single, simple solution for making this happen there are a few key communication tips that… Read more »

Tailored training for managers to support stress in the workplace

We are offering bespoke support starting this month to help employers manage anxiety and stress within their workforce. Our training team will work with managers in workshops to identify signs of stress in their workforce and provide tailored support strategies for staff. Latest Health and Safety Executive statistics show the total number of work-related stress,… Read more »

Relationships and anxiety and OCD

Relationships and anxiety and OCD Problems with anxiety or obsessive thinking can put a lot of pressure on a relationship. If you have anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), it can be very isolating. You may have trouble explaining to your partner how it affects you – or you might avoid talking about it at all…. 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 »

Relate is a Charity

Last year over a million people turned to Relate for support. Help us to continue offering counselling to everyone who needs it by donating today. Our research shows almost one in five married or cohabiting couples are in distressed relationships and over 1.4 million families are at breaking point across the UK. We believe that… Read more »

Relate responds to ONS marriage statistics

Today (Tuesday 14 March 2017), The Office for National Statistics has released data on the numbers of marriages that took place in England and Wales in 2014. In response to these findings, Chris Sherwood, Chief Executive at relationship support charity, Relate said: “Today’s statistics show the changing nature of relationships in the UK. More people… Read more »

Learning to be single and happy

It can be easy to feel as if there’s something wrong with being single. So much of what we see on a daily basis – adverts, movies, TV shows, books, music, social media – seems to suggest that life is all about being in a happy relationship with a loving partner. But we can’t always… 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 »

Trial separations — do they work?

Sometimes, when it feels like you’ve exhausted all of your options and aren’t sure where to turn, the best thing can be to take a step back and get a little perspective. In relationships, it’s at times like this that we might suggest a couple try a trial separation. People have lots of ideas about… Read more »