Posts By: Rebecca Silliker

Iain Duncan Smith speaks at Relate Lecture

The Relate Lecture was held with Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith MP, in Whitehall on Wednesday 10th February. This successful event, which was chaired by Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator, also doubled as the launch for Relate’s new policy report, All together now: Stronger relationships for a stronger society…. Read more »

How To Decide Who To Spend Christmas With And Avoid Family Rows

As the Christmas lights go up and the heart-warming festive TV adverts appear, anyone who hasn’t confirmed how they are spending Christmas this year may be feeling under pressure to commit.  Who to spend Christmas with sounds like such a simple question but it can actually be rather complicated and cause a lot of stress… Read more »

Family Consultants Work In The ‘Grey Area’

Our clinical supervisor Diane Whitmore is adding another string to her bow – this time training to take on the role of ‘family consultant’ to a local ‘pod’ of collaborative lawyers – so-called because they get clients to collaborate over settling issues such as divorce rather than going to court. Using all the skills of… Read more »

Alcohol Awareness Week: Relate Bedfordshire and Luton Issues Advice For Parents Worried About Their Teenager’s Drinking

Most teenagers have begun experimenting with alcohol by their mid-teens but this doesn’t make it any less worrying for parents.  With the Christmas party season nearly upon us, the chances of your teen being offered a tipple or two are even higher.  But how do you intervene if your teenager’s drinking is becoming a problem… Read more »