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Run by The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships and Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) and funded by The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Parents in Dispute (PiD) programme targeted long-term separated families in entrenched conflict which involved the family courts.

A new report by Tavistock Relationships.

As part of our charitable mission to increase the availability of couple-focused support, We commissioned a YouGov survey in July 2021 of more than 2,000 UK adults, just over half of whom were in a relationship.

The questions were designed to provide insights into the impact of the pandemic and social restriction on the relationships of couples, families, parents and children, and to consider how this had affected the nation’s mental health.


In 2019, Tavistock Relationships delivered
three sets of training to UK practitioners from a range
of professional backgrounds including counsellors and drug and alcohol workers, in behavioural couple therapy.
You can read about the programme here in this article from drink and drugs news.


Parenting Under Pressure - Tavistock Relationships & Harrow Children’s Services have produced a report on this programme to help reduce parental conflict and so improve outcomes for children. Read the report below:

“I've noticed that, over a number of years, not one of the couples that I've referred out for relationship support has taken it up. But I do feel comfortable about making that referral, about putting it in black and white, because I then take responsibility, and that blame, from the child. Because I have highlighted it - it's not that this child has an inherent problem, and they will always be with this problem; I have identified how the dynamics impact on the child's presentation.”

“I would suggest about 90% of the cases I see would require a couple intervention - there's very few of the kids we see that don't have some parental aspects that need also to be addressed.”

“It's just glaringly obvious with some of the cases that come into CAMHS that there are major couple relationship problems”.

 “A lot of couple work does happen in CAMHS but it's done underneath the radar.”

Our What Works in Relationship Support: Evidence Review, was 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.

You can read about it here or 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,

A drop in the ocean: couple therapy for depression in IAPT

Report from an investigation carried out by the Tavistock Relationships on the availability of couple therapy for depression in IAPT services.

A toolkit to help local relationship support managers, relationship educators and counsellors understand the changes in the NHS and the public health sector

The Relationships Alliance has published a toolkit to help local relationship support managers, relationship educators and counsellors understand the changes in the NHS and the public health sector. By understanding the changes, the key forums to link with and the opportunities that the changes will bring for a more holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing, local relationships support providers will be able to more effectively promote their services.

Tavistock Relationships' couple therapy services are cost-effective, according to this report from nef consulting into the sociol-economic impact of Tavistock Relationships' services. It estimates that they deliver benefits to the State of around £1,900,400 over a five to ten year period. Based on the total cost of delivering the services, this represents a value of nearly four and a half times the initial investment of £415,100 or £4.58 for every £1 invested.