Golden Threads – Relationship Support For Improved Mental Wellbeing

Golden Threads - Relationship Support, Improved Mental Fitness

A Message From Trevor Wright,

Head of Business Operations at Relate NI

Golden Threads: Relationships & Mental Fitness

Healthy relationships are the Golden threads that bind our communities together. They are a fundamental cornerstone of our health and wellbeing.

People who are more socially connected to family, friends, or their community are happier, physically healthier and live longer, with fewer mental health problems than people who are less well connected.

Below are ways in which our Golden Threads project can support people to develop healthy relationships.

 

Education Programmes

To promote healthy relationships, our expert Golden Threads Project Team can provide education workshops in youth & community settings in the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council Areas.

These can be tailored to your group, but will usually cover some of the following themes;

  • Improving relationship wellbeing;
  • Nurturing relationships
  • Dealing with relationship transitions
  • Improving communication
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Learning to love yourself

As part of the Golden Threads programme participants will be able to undertake a bespoke assessment tool focused on exploration of change, e.g. have a better understanding of self; that will support their learning style and identify how they might set and pursue their goals to change.

If you want to engage with Relate NI and participate in this new and innovative approach contact us to discuss how we can support you or your group.

You can contact us using the web enquiry at the bottom of this page, by email at office@relateni.org and put ‘Golden’ into the subject line; or by ringing 028 90323454 to speak to one of the Golden Threads project staff.

 

Self-Help Resources

Below are a range of self-help tools and strategies which can help individuals, couples and families to take steps to improving your relationships and your mental fitness.

 

*This programme is funded by the Department of Health’s Mental Health Support Fund and administered by the Community Foundation Northern Ireland*

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3 Step Breathing Space (4 minute meditation)

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