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“For many years…recognition of the impact of poor quality relationships and family breakdown has been under-acknowledged by practitioners and policy makers alike.”

Susanna Abse, CEO Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR)

TCCR’s What Works in Relationship Support: Evidence Review, published in July 2015, sets out what we know about the most efficacious practice in supporting couples. 

The evidence reported in this review is the product of a great many years’ worth of research and practice at TCCR and elsewhere in the world. It is presented here to help policymakers design better policies to support couple relationships. The review focuses on these areas:

  • The policy landscape
  • The size and scope of the evidence
  • What constitutes a positive outcome?
  • What works for whom
  • Relationships as the mechanism of change
  • The evidence gaps

You can download a pdf version here.

If you are interested in more information about the evidence review or TCCR’s clinical services contact:

Richard Meier, Policy and Communications Manager,

For press enquiries contact:

John Fenna, Head of Marketing & Communications,