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Relate responds to ONS marriage statistics

The Office for National Statistics has released new figures on the number of marriages taking place in 2012 and 2013, by age, previous marital status and type of ceremony.  There was a fall in the number of marriages in 2013 of 8.6%...

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Key Government departments show no record of family test application - New research

A coalition of charities working with millions of families across the UK has expressed disappointment that key government departments were not able to show how they have applied the Prime Minister’s Family Test to their policymaking,...

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Free relationship and family counselling for Royal Navy and Marines personnel

Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families now have free access to a range of counselling services provided by the UK’s leading relationships charity, Relate. The new partnership between Relate and The Royal Navy and Royal...

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Relate comment regarding Nicky Morgan’s refusal to make PSHE mandatory in schools

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has written to the chair of the education select committee, Neil Carmichael, refusing to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) and sex and relationships education (SRE) mandatory. Commenting on...

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Iain Duncan Smith MP to set out Government’s vision for tackling relationship breakdown

Government, businesses and public services all have a role to play, says new Relate report.

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Thinking of proposing this Valentine’s Day? Relate and Marriage Care release advice on how to know if the time is right

According to research, Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular times of the year to propose.  2016 is also a leap year, so we can expect to see even more proposals on 29th February. Commitment means different things to different people...

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Relate responds to Sex Education Forum report on RSE in schools

Relate responds to Sex Education Forum report on RSE The Sex Education Forum, of which Relate is a member, has released the results of a survey of over 2,000 young people which finds their safety may be at risk due to inconsistent sex and...

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Blue Monday: Relate calls for greater choice around talking therapies for people living with depression

This Blue Monday (Monday 18th January), commonly known as the most depressing day of the year, relationships charity, Relate is launching a campaign calling for greater choice around the kind of talking therapies people living with...

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Relate welcomes increased funding for relationship support and mental health services

The Prime Minister today (Monday 11th January) announced the Government will be more than doubling the funding made available for relationship support over this parliament.  As part of the speech he made a range of other commitments...

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Support for families going through divorce and separation must improve

Relate report calls for national helpline and single point of access Couples going through the emotional rollercoaster of separation and divorce are being let down by a complex, fragmented support system that is hard to access and even...

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