FREE relationship counselling service open to health and social care staff

A programme of support for health and social care staff who are concerned about stress on their relationships, and other anxieties such as health, money, loneliness, feeling low or being overwhelmed.

Counselling sessions are available via webcam.

 For this project we are only currently taking referrals from North West London (Keeping Well NWL) and North East London (Keeping Well NEL) hubs.

If you would like to have a conversation with us about relationship support for your staff or colleagues, whether you are working in the NHS or in other services, please contact us for further details using the form at the foot of this page on call us on 020 7380 1975.

Supporting health and social care staff and their relationships - across London

What is your approach?

Our approach focusses on strengths in your relationships, which may be under duress at this time, helping couples to recover or hold onto their resilience during this period of change and uncertainty.

Our aim is to provide couples with the thinking space they need to be able to face the challenges of working in demanding times, understand the stresses they are experiencing and mobilise their resources. Although the support provides up to five sessions, the benefits may be long-term.

What is involved?

Once an appointment has been made the couple will meet online with a therapist for an session lasting 50 minutes. Couples attending this service are offered up to five sessions with a therapist to explore how the current situation is affecting them and their relationship.

How long is the commitment?

Couples attending this service are offered up to five sessions with a therapist to explore how the current situation is affecting them and their relationship.

All sessions are confidential and flexible. We offer early morning, daytime, evening or weekend sessions.

As part of the offer, you also get access to our relationship help app Between Us (see information below).

Why is it FREE?

This is an NHS-funded programme.

Please see the latest report for details of the NHS Relationship Support Programme, we are proud of the work we have done to support NHS and Social Care staff. The report demonstrates the excellent outcomes we have achieved and highlights the experiences of staff who have benefited from the service.

Cover shot of Tavistock Relationships Report on NHS Support April 2022-23

Download the report


SIGN UP NOW: - Via your NHS hub.
(Currently North West London and North East London only).
Click on the relevant link below to access support:

London map showing five NHS hub areas in London

Referrals - For Health and Social Care Staff in Two NHS Hubs

For free couples therapy - visit your hub website

The project is currently only available for health and social care staff who live or work within the areas of NWL, NEL in London via the relevant hub website. If you are within one of these two hubs and would like support, please contact your hub coordinator for a referral:

Free access to our app - Between Us

Between Us is an app designed to help people have a better relationship with their partner.

It has been created by Tavistock Relationships, an organisation based in London, which has been helping couples for more than 70 years.

We are offering it to health and social care staff who sign up for the support.

Between Us relationship app on smartphone

Why relationships matter

If you are experiencing difficulties in your life, for any reason, working together with you and your partner to address these issues can help. Seeking help is an important step towards improving things.

“Relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives, yet we can often forget just how crucial our connections with other people are for our physical and mental health and wellbeing.”

The Mental Health Foundation

Spread the news about free relationship help

We encourage health and social care staff to download and share the leaflet.

We want as many staff as possible in the London hubs to access the support. The leaflet here explains more about it and can be downloaded as a pdf to share with colleagues.

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