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  • Relate NI prepares for New Year peak in calls
    12 December 2016


    Local relationships charity Relate NI is preparing for a peak in calls this New Year as relationship tensions between families and couples come to a head over the festive period.  This comes as leading national charities, Relate and Relationships Scotland publish their Happy Families? report which shows that step-family relationships and families with young children are under particular pressure. Relate NI received an upsurge in telephone calls in January 2016. The charity says this is a t...

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    Oct
    2016
    Leading mental health charities ask public to support call for Mental Health Champion
    This World Mental Health Day (10 October) Together For You, a partnership of nine leading mental health charities, are asking the public to support their call for a Mental Health Champion in Northern Ireland.   Together For You is led by Action Mental Health (AMH) working with Aware, CAUSE, Cruse Bereavement Care, MindWise, Nexus NI, Praxis Care, Relate NI and The Rainbow Project.  Brought together a project funded from the Big Lottery Fund, the organisations continue to work tog...

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    Sep
    2016
    Relate NI offers advice to separating families in the wake of Brangelina split
    News of Hollywood A-listers, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce has “saddened” Brad Pitt and many who looked to the couple as relationship role models. One thing that parents, Brad and Angelina are both clear on is that they intend to do what is best for their children during this challenging time.  But if you are going through divorce or separation, how do you ensure you put your children’s need first?  Relate NIis highlighting ways that couples who have c...

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    Sep
    2016
    Ikea cooks up relationships in the kitchen.
    Relate NI was invited to participate in the IKEA event, "Ikea cooks up relationships in the kitchen", at their Holywood Exchange store on 13 September 2016.  The event was attended by a select audience and hosted by Paula McIntyre, a local celebrity chef with a weekly segment in the popular Radio Ulster Saturday morning show "John Toal Saturday show".  While Paula provided the cookery skills and culinary knowledge she was ably assisted by our own Vincent O'Rourke, Senior Counsellor at ...

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    May
    2016
    Relate NI suggests relationship resolutions for Mental Health Awareness Week 2016
    Relate NI is encouraging people to make a relationship resolution in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place from 16-22 May and is on the theme of relationships. Relationships and wellbeing are closely linked - when asked by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) what matters most to our wellbeing, relationships with friends and family and health jointly topped the list (89%). Mental Health Awareness Week organisers, The Mental Health Foundation, chose the theme of relatio...

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  • Nine leading charities call on the next NI Executive to have fair and equal policies for those living with mental ill-health
    Nine leading charities have come together to call on all the political parties to commit to ring fencing funding for mental health, and providing better leadership on the way forward in the post Bamford era. The charities, which include Action Mental Health; Aware NI; CAUSE; Cruse; MindWise; Nexus NI; Praxis Care; RelateNI and The Rainbow Project have supported the findings of the recent ‘Regress, React, Resolve?’ report produced by Queens University calling for the appointment of a ...

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    Nov
    2015
    Big Lottery Funds New Services for Families Living With or Affected by HIV
    The charity, Positive Life are receiving a grant of £696,793 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Supporting Families Programme for the five year ‘+Family Life’ project. It is working with families of young children across Northern Ireland living with or affected by HIV, to improve their physical and mental wellbeing and help them cope with this long term condition.  Positive Life is working with Relate NI, Citizens Advice Northern Ireland and Belfast Group of Citizens Advic...

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    Nov
    2015
    Supporting Men.....
    Asking for help isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength Together For You throughout the month of November are running a campaign to encourage Men to look after their mental health and wellbeing by seeking help early.  By asking the question “Are you trying to remain strong and silent?”, Together For You is encouraging men to talk, to ask for help or to simply say to a friend or loved one “I’m not feeling myself”. Together For You is a mental health and w...

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    Sep
    2015
    The Way We Are Now
    Money worries are a top strain on relationships for people in Northern Ireland New study reveals detailed picture of UK’s relationships An annual study of more than 6,000 people in the UK has lifted the lid on some of the most personal areas of our lives*, finding that for those living in Northern Ireland, money worries are a top strain on relationships for 57% of people.** Published today by charities Relate, Relationships Scotland and Marriage Care, The Way We Are Now 2015 is one of ...

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    Aug
    2015
    Relate Guide to Sex and Intimacy published as less than half of Northern Ireland adults say they are sexually satisfied
    Relate Guide to Sex and Intimacy published as less than half of Northern Ireland adults say they are sexually satisfied Less than half of adults who live in Northern Ireland said they are satisfied with their sex life (46%)* and 49% said they have not had sex in the last month**,suggests new figures from a UK-wide survey by charities Relate, Marriage Care and Relationships Scotland.*** Relate says people often put so much pressure on themselves to have ‘amazing sex’ that they ...

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