Cambridgeshire: New Help For Relationships

8 October 2012, 06:00

For the first time in the country, two separate help groups have joined forces to help people having relationship issues in Cambridgeshire.

Relate Cambridge and Mind in Cambridgeshire say they feel passionately about preventative work being vital to our overall wellbeing. 

This is why these two organisations are working together for the first time to run a series of four workshops to reach more people to offer this unique learning opportunity. 

The workshops are suitable for anyone struggling with relationship issues and in particular confidence or conflict in their relationships.

It is hoped participants will self refer or be referred via their GPs and mental health service. 

The workshops will be on the following: 

* Relationship skills

* Confidence building

* Family pressures

* Managing conflict within relationships

The first set of four workshops will take place in November 2012 on Wednesday evenings at The Limes, 24 New Street, St Neots, PE19 1AJ 

Initially the workshops are being offered free of charge, in exchange, they'll ask for a commitment to attend all four workshops. They will be offered in relaxed, informal surroundings in order to provide a friendly and non-judgemental place to learn new skills and share experiences. A wide range of discussion points around relationships will be facilitated by a trained Relate counsellor supported by a member of Mind in Cambridgeshire's Wellbeing Service team. 

Contact: Elaine Taylor 01223 357424 at Relate Cambridge for further information. 

Relate has been supporting the nation's relationships for 70 years and is the UK's largest provider of relationship counselling and sex therapy and offers a range of other relationship support services. Individuals, couples, and families seek support in their thousands from trained professionals, who care about giving their clients a new perspective on their relationships.

In times of relationship crisis, actually talking about the problem is the biggest hurdle - Relate counsellors can help couples to get talking again to look at their problems. The charity saw 150,000 clients last year throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland at over 600 locations as well as by phone and online, in Cambridgeshire along, they saw around 800 people.

Click HERE for more about Relate. 

Mind in Cambridgeshire has been supporting people who experience mental distress for over 100 years. The organisation provides a range of services including Counselling, a Wellbeing Service, Home and Community Support and a range of training packages to support employers and organisation gain a better understanding of mental health issues. 

Contact: Joan Harding 01223 311320 at Mind in Cambridgeshire for further information

Click HERE for more information about Mind in Cambridgeshire.