Posts Categorized: Relationships

Come to our Bedford Fundraiser- Saturday 6th September

 This Summer young volunteers from across Bedfordshire have been having great fun whilst raising money for Relate Bedfordshire and Luton The next event is on Saturday 6th September from 12 to 4pm Christchurch Hall, 117 Denmark St, Bedford MK40 3TJ Come along and help support our Young People’s Counselling Service For more details, see NCS… Read more »

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s six tips for six weeks of summer survival

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is offering advice for parents ahead of the long school holidays. Calls to Relate Bedfordshire and Luton often increase dramatically after the school holidays, as family tensions simmer during the long summer break. Relate family counsellor Chris Ackers said: “Most of us look forward to the summer holidays. But sometimes, it… Read more »

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s top ten tips for finding love this summer

The sun is finally shining, but for some people, it might seem like everyone is wandering off into the sunset with someone special except them. Luckily, Relate Bedfordshire and Luton, the UK’s leading relationship support organisation, has advice for anyone who is looking for love this summer. Relate counsellor Diane Whitmore said: “If you’re single… Read more »

Ambition: is it a gift or a burden? – by Relate’s Sue Reed

Traditionally ambition has been acted out in the workplace by men, but as women became high flyers in the work force the balance has shifted. Whereas women were seen to support successful men, they are now successful in their own right. This change has created tension in many relationships. Ambitious women have often been seen… Read more »

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s tips for making World Cup time a family affair

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is offering advice to help families make the most of the World Cup season. The tournament, which kicks off on 12th June, has been known in the past for causing family rows over control of the TV remote and fans spending more time than usual away from the family. But Relate… Read more »

Friendship – by Relate’s Sue Reed

I was recently running some school sessions with a group of sixteen year olds about relationships. We were talking about friendship and what makes a good friend, and got into a discussion on how many Facebook friends they had. Many of the group had over 300 contacts on Facebook, but is this real friendship?

Seminar helps schools tackle eating disorders

First Talktime seminar On 20th March 2014 Relate Bedfordshire and Luton held its first ever Talktime training event at the Rufus Centre in Flitwick. It was attended by 24 senior teachers, safeguarding officers, heads of inclusion and pastoral heads from 16 schools across Bedfordshire and Luton.

Taking the curves – by Relate’s Sue Reed

There is an ad campaign for a bank that runs a strap line “for the journey”. It taps into the belief that human beings all share a similar journey through life – starting out, making partnerships, careers, children, juggling demands, hitting unexpected obstacles and so on. The campaign is very successful as it touches something… Read more »