Press releases

Couple and family relationships are under strain at the moment. Many couples report feeling claustrophobic and trapped, not only physically in the confines of their home, but also emotionally, trapped inside with their partner with very little outside contact.

Specialist training funded by the Department of Health will equip practitioners digitally and face to face to support families

Tavistock Relationships, in partnership with the charities Adfam and One Plus One, is one of organisations awarded funding by the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department of Work and Pensions to deliver a range of innovative face-to-face and digital services as part of a major new initiative to help families affected by alcohol dependence and interparental conflict.

Front line care staff to receive free and subsidised training in helping couples affected by long term conditions

Tavistock Relationships is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant by the Rayne Foundation to develop its work to help couples affected by dementia. One of the aims of the charity, which has just celebrated its 70th birthday, is to develop the skills and capabilities of frontline health and social care practitioners to better understand and respond to the impact of relationship issues between couples throughout the life-course.

Higher demand for couple therapy combined with a lack of trained therapists means many people in the UK are not getting the support they need. A study by Relate found nearly one-in-five (18%) of the population (2.87 million) are in relationships which could be characterised as ‘distressed’.  Yet the coverage of specialist relationship help (trained couple counsellors or psychotherapists) shows that there is only one therapist available for every 21,500 people living in the UK.

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