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Money, mental health and relationships - a toxic trio
7th July 2017

At any time, roughly 1 in 4 of us will be experiencing a mental health problem. This can have a huge impact on day to day life. Feelings of...

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  • Money, mental health and relationships - a toxic trio

    7th July 2017

    At any time, roughly 1 in 4 of us will be experiencing a mental health problem. This can have a huge impact on day to day life. Feelings of depression or anxiety can be overwhelming, seemingly impossible to shake off, and can leave us thinking and behaving differently. All too often, this can have drastic consequences for our finances. People who are unwell for extended periods may struggle to hold down a job, they might find it harder to keep track of their household bills and make payments on time, or they might overspend. Perhaps comfort spending, as a crutch to try and boost low mood, or buying gifts for loved ones because they feel guilty for being unwell. Nationally, almost half of those in problem debt have a mental health problem. To make matters worse, financial problems like these can also act as a serious barrier to recovery from a mental health problem. Many people find themselves unable to afford to do the things that make them feel better, like seeing friends, having...

  • One in three parents of a child with a learning disability are in distressed relationships

    7th July 2017

    Its clear that good quality relationships are central to our health and wellbeing. At Relate, we know this directly from our work in the counselling room and online, as well as from the wealth of research evidencing this. Our landmark The Way We Are Now survey of the UKs relationships, provides...

  • Only one in three adults are satisfied with their sex life

    7th July 2017

    Our survey of 5,000 people across the UK has revealed that only 34% of people are satisfied with their sex lives. Men are more likely to be dissatisfied with their sex lives than women, with one in four men saying they were dissatisfied compared to one in five women. Why do people feel...

  • 7 everyday behaviours that can harm a relationship, according to an expert

    24th March 2017

    The decline of a relationship is rarely something that just happens overnight. More often than not issues brew under the surface for a period of time. Relationship experts constantly remind couples that communication is key and failure to do this can result in partners harbouring their feelings...

  • Unfaithful ex broke my heart - now I'm the cheat

    24th March 2017

    Dear Bel (Daily Mail), Im in a long-term relationship and Im having an affair with another man. My partner moved in with me a year ago and for the first six months it was great. But in the last few months Ive actually wanted my space back. Hes caring, funny, all my friends and family think...

  • APRIL 2017: CPD Course: Secondary Traumatic Stress & Counsellor Self Care

    24th March 2017

    RELATE MEDWAY & NORTH KENT SUPPORT WITHIN THE HEART OF MEDWAY CPD WORKSHOP on SATURDAY 22nd April 2017 10am-4.00pm Secondary Traumatic Stress and Counsellor Self-Care 70.00 for the day: Tea/coffee/Light lunch provided Maximum of 25 places Presented by: Christiane Sanderson ...

  • My partner's daughter makes me feel like an outsider - and he does nothing about it

    12th May 2016

    I met my partner several years ago. He shares a flat with his daughter, who is in her twenties. Since the beginning of the relationship, he has made it quite obvious to me that I am not invited to his flat when his daughter is home. She is polite to me but, despite my efforts to be friendly,...

  • My husband is a bully and I feel trapped

    22nd March 2016

    I've reached a point in my marriage where I don't know whether to stay with or leave my husband. We've been married for over 30 years. When I married him, he was fun, light-hearted and kind, but then over time he seems to have hardened and become quite inflexible. He's the strong silent...

  • Our ten-year vision to support good quality relationships

    14th February 2016

    Our relationships matter. There's now a wealth of evidence that good quality relationships with families, partners, friends, and others not only are key to our happiness, but are also fundamental to achieving numerous public policy objectives, such as improving adults' and children's health...

  • Getting access to Couples Therapy for Depression

    17th January 2016

    Getting access to Couples Therapy for Depression What is Couple Therapy for Depression? Couple Therapy for Depression is a type of talking therapy that can help people with both relationship and mental health difficulties that sometimes arise when there are problems between...

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