Parents as Partners Programme
Awarded the Highest Rating of all Interventions
The Effectiveness of Couple Therapy
Our study shows improvments in relationships and mental health
Latest news and upcoming events at the Tavistock Relationships
CEO Andrew Balfour examines the potential implications for divorce and separation in the UK
The recent ruling by the Court of Appeal in the case of Mrs Tini Owens has triggered calls for Parliament to introduce “no fault” divorce.
CEO quoted on how therapy can help and the effect of couple conflict on children
Tavistock Relationships was a major contributor to a double-page feature in the Daily Mail newspaper, looking at marriage counselling and couple psychotherapy.
Our plans for helping couple relationships and parenting with new training
A blog by Richard Meier
In her January speech on mental health, the Prime Minister announced that the Government would be providing mental health first aid training to all secondary schools, with a commitment to train at least one teacher in every secondary school in mental health first aid by 2019.
The Cowans Blog: Success of Parenting & Relationship Support
(Part 2 of 2) The development of Parents as Partners in the U.K. has been fascinating for us to witness. We’ve found that in both the U.K. and the U.S., parenting programmes are typically attended by mothers, with little attention paid to fathers or the relationship between the parents.
How Parents as Partners is helping couples communicate and benefitting their children
(Part 1 of 2) Professors Philip and Carolyn Cowan reflect on their upcoming visit to England, where they will meet with the staff of Tavistock Relationships, family service providers from around the U.K., and those responsible for family policy in the government and local authorities.
Organisation praised for its work helping relationships, parents and children
The value of counselling and psychotherapy and the help it provides for couples and children was highlighted today in Parliament in a speech by the Rt. Hon. Caroline Nokes MP.
The first few months of Tavistock Relationships’ new online therapy service have gone well
Couple Therapy - a sign of health or admitting defeat?
By Krisztina Glausius
Head of Clinical Services
Tavistock Relationships’ work is biggest known to date
Results from the largest prospective naturalistic study of couple therapy for adults ever published show that it is highly effective, at not only reducing individual psychological distress, but also improving the relationship quality between partners.
We see well above the London average of clients from ethic minorities in our practice and much higher than the UK national demographic
See the video featuring one of our workers about or work and diversity.
An economic evaluation of one of Tavistock Relationships’ free programmes, Parents as Partners (a group-based approach to strengthening couple relationships, with a focus on encouraging parents’ involvement with family life), undertaken by volunteer economist with Pro Bono Economics Dr. Allan Little, was showcased at a major event in London.
The annual Tavistock Relationships Autumn Conference this year focused on the key area of Questioning Difference - Cross Cultural Issues in Couples and Couple Psychotherapy.
A talk given by Andrew Balfour, Chief Executive, Tavistock Relationships to a policy roundtable, hosted by Norman Lamb MP, organised jointly by Tavistock Relationships and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
For how long can child and adolescent mental health services continue to exclude couple therapy from their core offer? A blog from Richard Meier, Policy Manager at Tavistock Relationships for World Mental Health Day 2016.
The Department for Education has commissioned Tavistock Relationships to deliver further training for the adoption workforce and also for adoptive couples themselves in 2016/17.
In London, it is predicted that by 2030, 50% of people will be foreign born and in the UK as a whole 2.3 million people will be in mixed relationships, suggesting that multiculturalism in couple and family relationships is a trend that is set to rise in the nation's capital and beyond. Yet since the inflammatory Vote Leave Campaign incidents of racial abuse have increased by 500% begging the question, “What is the future for Intercultural Couples, families and children in the UK?”
Here in glorious technicolour is our new window display, promoting our Clinical and Training Services to the population of London.
The Tavistock Relationships logo and creative look were redesigned to allow us to create some more contemporary images to promote our services. This display is one of the first uses of the fresh approach. In the photo some of the staff of Warren Street centre stand by the poster.