Posts Categorized: Schools

Managing exam results – tips for young people and parents

Now A-Level and GCSE results are out, you may be wondering how best to support your teenager facing up to their disappointment. Not everyone got the grades they dreamt of and, although outwardly younger people may not appear so upset, deep down they may well be feeling the stress of despair, guilt maybe, and anger that… Read more »

Building confidence and skills

Thanks to funding from Lloyds Bank Foundation we are working with King’s Arms Project, Bedford, on another training programme in May to support people living in the project’s temporary accommodation. Our joint aim is to enable participants take control of their lives by securing permanent accommodation and having the confidence and skills to seek employment… 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 »

Tips For Parents On Exam Results Day

As exam results come out, parents sometimes feel unsure how to help their teenage children who feel under pressure or are disappointed by what they have achieved. “We adults sometimes take for granted problems that young people have at school,” says Relate Bedfordshire & Luton CEO Angela Foll. “We all went through it, and sometimes… Read more »

Team Aims To Reduce Stigma Over Mental Health

Minds Alrite – a group of young people who have been working in partnership with Relate Bedfordshire & Luton – are running workshops in their first school this month at the start of their mental health awareness project. The group has chosen Mental Health Awareness Week in May for their first workshops which are being… Read more »

MP Impressed By Charity’s Work With Young People

MP Alistair Burt was quizzed on what he thought about online bullying when he met young supporters of Relate at the charity’s offices in Bedford. Alistair, MP for North East Bedfordshire, is pictured chatting with Relate ‘champions’ Ellen and Monae where they took the opportunity to check out the MP’s own relationship. Alistair is happily… Read more »

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 »

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.