Posts By: Peter Law

Auction raises nearly £2,000 to help local young people

Definitely no one was asleep – some just look that way in the picture.   Instead, they were intently studying the brochure for 12 auction lots at our latest charity auction – including bottles of bubbly from the House of Commons donated by local MPs – which raised nearly £2,000 to help pay for free counselling… Read more »

Great prizes for auction fundraiser

Just take a look… at the great prizes supporters have generously donated for our auction this month. The catalogue is here: Woburn auction lots brochure The 12 auction lots include bottles of bubbly from the House of Commons, family days out on the river and in country parks, and a framed photograph of the England… Read more »

Insight into mental issues at school

The group of young people we’ve been working with who won top prize in a local social action competition have published their project report – and given us an insight into the plight of children at school who suffer mental health issues. The Minds Alrite team, taking part in an UpRising leadership programme, aimed to:… Read more »

Demand for help with relationships soars by 26%

Local demand for help with relationships has grown by 26% in just one year, says Relate Bedfordshire and Luton in their 2014-15 annual report. The local Relate team have delivered 26% more hours of services compared with the previous year – and more than half of that time (57%) has been spent supporting children and… Read more »

She’s gone up the wall

Heavens! Normally she’s such a balanced, quite reserved, clinical supervisor skilled at listening. But of late, Diane Whitmore has been going up the wall. Diane, counselling supervisor at Relate Bedfordshire and Luton, has been learning the tricks of scaling a wall courtesy of young people at the TOKKO youth space, Luton – where the Relate… Read more »

Tips on how to ‘talk with your teen’

We’re supporting World Suicide Prevention Day this week (September 10) by offering tips on how to talk with your teenagers. The annual awareness-raising day is organised by International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organisation. This year’s theme is about understanding the impact that reaching out to people at risk can have in… Read more »

Fine art of a press release

Obviously, the secret of success in a press release is to get so many angles into your story that every media channel imaginable finds one to suit their target audience. Take Relate’s release this week of its comprehensive survey into The Way We Are Now We’ll leave you to guess which type of media outlets… Read more »

What’s the No 1 problem when a relationship goes wrong?

What do you think is the Number One problem in a failing relationship? According to a prominent psychotherapist making the headlines in New York, the Number One issue is communicating effectively. For example, you need to know how to argue with your partner during a domestic while not threatening to leave the relationship. You also… Read more »

You could be sitting on a fortune!

Consultant auctioneer David Fletcher will be aboard when we hold a private viewing and auction at the auction rooms in the heart of Woburn on Thursday, October 15. Our CEO Angela Foll has been learning the trade of an auctioneer so that she can put her new skills to the test at the event, hosted… Read more »