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  • Relationships On Screen Series 2
    12 November 2021


    Relationships are the cornerstone of our society, not only do they give our lives meaning; they are also fundamental to our health & wellbeing. That’s why relationships are also the cornerstone of all good movies, books and tv shows. We can learn a lot from relationships on screen – about love, friendship, self-confidence, healthy and unhealthy behaviours. With that in mind, we asked our team back in May about some of their favourite relationship watches & reads. Now we a...

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    Oct
    2021
    Relate NI has reacted to the announcement of £500 million for family support as part of the Chancellors Autumn Budget & Spending Review
    Announcing £500 million for family support as part of his Autumn Budget and Spending Review, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, stated that he has “a duty to give children the best possible start in life.” Given that one of our 4 strategic goals is ‘Best Start in Life,’ Relate NI welcome this language, and stresses that the NI executive must ring-fence the NI allocation under the Barnett formula for a similar purpose. Of the £500 million allocation, £100 mil...

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  • 21

    Oct
    2021
    Thoughts From An Adoptive Parent
    Thoughts from An Adoptive Parent - National Adoption Week Clare from Northern Ireland is a mother of three, including one adopted child. She has experiences of fostering and adoption both personally and professionally. For National Adoption Week Clare spoke to Relate NI about some of the challenges and joys of adoption, and how her family were supported by Relate NI Family Counselling. Please note that Pseudonyms have been used to hide the identity of the interviewee and her family.   ...

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  • 19

    Oct
    2021
    Moving Forward After Children Are Exposed To Pornography
    Moving Forward After Children Are Exposed To Pornography   In adults, viewing pornography can be a mental and physical pleasure, giving feelings of euphoria and intense excitement similar to other sexual activities. But in children, exposure to pornographic content can have a range of negative developmental and emotional effects including impacting on their sense of selves, feeding body image issues, affecting their ability to realise healthy real world relationships and it has also bee...

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  • 7

    Oct
    2021
    Our new Men's Heads and Hearts report unpicks complexities of modern dating & relationships
      Three in ten men in Northern Ireland think that men should pay the bill on a date New Men’s Heads and Hearts report from Relate and eharmony unpicks complexities of dating and relationships in the 21st century   Three in ten men (30%) surveyed in Northern Ireland still think the man should pay the bill on a date. This compares to just under one in five men (19%) surveyed across the UK overall. And interestingly less than one in ten of all women (9%) surveyed agree that me...

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  • 11

    Aug
    2021
    International Youth Day 2021: Let's talk young farmers & relationships
    Hi! I’m Rebecca, and I’m excited to introduce myself to you as Relate NI’s marketing intern for the summer.  I’m currently studying my master’s in marketing in Queens University Belfast, having moved to Northern Ireland in January from a small town in Scotland called Banchory.  In light of International Youth Day 2021’s theme “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health” I wanted to talk about young farmers,...

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  • 16

    Jul
    2021
    Relationships Week 2021 - Where do we go from here?
    So Relationships Week 2021 has come to an end and the opportunity for a societal conversation about the importance of healthy relationships is something which appears to have resonated with many people and organisations. While the opportunity is not necessarily a new one, it does appear that something about our last year of the Covid pandemic and associated government restrictions has brought to the forefront of our collective mind the importance of our personal relationships, family, social and...

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  • 11

    Jun
    2021
    Relationships Week 2021 - Love Yourself
      ** Relationships Week is now LIVE! - Click Here to Go To The Relationships Week Landing page **   Relationships Week 2021 will be taking across the UK from 5-11 July, in order to highlight the importance of healthy relationships in our lives and to our wellbeing. As we emerge from the pandemic, many may have found that their self-esteem or self-confidence has taken a hit. While some are itching to get back out socialising or dating, you may find the idea of seeing friends, fami...

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  • 10

    Jun
    2021
    Relationship Support – Brief Encounters to Support Infant Mental Health
    It is well documented that relationship quality between parents, including any unhelpful conflict, can have a negative effect on the development of babies and young children. This is especially true during the first 1001 days, from antenatal to age 2 years, which lays the foundations for both physical and mental wellbeing throughout the lifespan. This is particularly relevant in light of the fact that partners are more likely to experience conflict at times of significant transitions such as t...

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  • 25

    May
    2021
    Relationships on Screen
      Relationships are the cornerstone of our society, not only do they give our lives meaning; they are also fundamental to our health & wellbeing. It's not surprising therefore that relationships are core components of all good films & tv shows. We can learn a lot about our own relationships by seeing similar or other relationships and their struggles potrayed on screen - from how to communicate effectively, have confidence in ourselves or where we may want our relationships to go...

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