The challenges of home-based work and schooling may be with us for some time and it feels like this is the hardest bit of lockdown yet. The strongest bonds in relationships can be tested by this. Couples therapy has proved a route to help, we have been offering a 'shorter burst' package of four, once a week sessions. Here, one of our therapists, offers advice on dealing with home schooling pressure.
To help raise awareness of the Sort It Out campaign, which aims to reduce the exposure of children to parental conflict, Kate Thompson, Head of Parenting Services at Tavistock Relationships, offers advice on dealing with family conflict.
Tavistock Relationships is supporting the #SortItOut campaign which calls for immediate action to reduce the damaging impact of frequent, intense and poorly resolved parental conflict on an estimated 1.25million children in Britain.
As part of Healthy Relationships Week, Andrew Balfour explains why the positive outcomes of the reducing parental conflict programmes, for families and children merit continued - or even expanded -funding.
Damian McCann, Tavistock Relationships’ Head of Learning & Development and Director of City Wellbeing Centre, talks about the support available to City workers and residents at The City of London Corporation’s new City Wellbeing Centre
Richard Meier, policy and projects manager at Tavistock Relationships, talks about the work the charity is doing, funded by BBC Children in Need, to support young people experiencing mental health problems as a result of inter-parental conflict
To celebrate Relationships Week (20-26 July) Marian O’Connor offers some insight into how couples have coped in lockdown and the hurdles they might face as we emerge into our new normal. Couples therapy remains an option for those finding it hard.
Interview with our parenting and relationship expert who is part of the offer FREE support for Londoners in 7 boroughs.
Together or separated couples in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, Hammersmith & Fulham, Croydon, Brent and Lambeth (as well as others in the northern Home Counties) can access free relationship and parenting support. John Fenna, of Tavistock Relationships, spoke with Alice Hargreaves, Relationship & Parenting Practitioner working on Tavistock Relationships’ ‘Building Relationships for Stronger Families’ programme, to gather some tips for parenting during lock down.
Alice Hargreaves, Relationship & Parenting Practitioner with Tavistock Relationships