Relationships Really Matter: 6. More Information and Support
Here are some useful websites for you to get more relationship advice and support.
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Nottinghamshire County Council is commissioning OnePlusOne which is a leading research charity with over 50 years’ experience in creating evidence-based resources to support the development of healthy relationships. It provides interactive digital resources that raise awareness of the impact of stress and conflict on children, giving parents/carers the skills to manage conflict more constructively and parent co-operatively.
OnePlusOne provides three courses:
- Me, You and Baby Too for New and expectant parents.
- Arguing better for Parents experiencing high levels of stress and couple conflict
- Getting it Right for Children for Separating or separated parents experiencing high levels of conflict.
Link to Resources: https://oneplusone.org.uk/parents
All you need is to register by selecting Sign up England, the Central England map and Nottinghamshire. Fill in an email account and a password according to the instructions. After registration, you can choose the course that best relates to your circumstances. However, you can access all three digital courses.
If you need any further advice or support, please contact Reducing Parental Conflict Team:
Call: Ann Meakin +44 7825 843128
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Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC)
What is EPEC?
Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) is a proven method of prevention and early intervention that helps children and families get the very best start in life. EPEC parenting courses are led by local parent facilitators who have completed accredited EPEC training and receive ongoing training, supervision and support from parenting specialists based in a local EPEC Hub. Each EPEC Hub provides the expertise, organisation, ethos and oversight to ensure safe, high quality, and effective practice.
EPEC parenting programmes combine the latest developmental science and theory with well-evidenced parenting strategies and methods. EPEC offers the following parenting programmes:
- Being a Parent, for parents of children age 2-11 years.
- Baby and Us, for parents of babies aged 0-1 year.
- Living with Teenagers, for parent of adolescents aged 12-16 years.
“These parent-led courses give parents a chance to share their experiences and to discover ways to parent more positively” Lindsey Tasker EPEC Hub Co-Ordinator at Nottinghamshire County Council
For general EPEC enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Relate is the UK's Largest provider of relationship support. Get advice from the experts. Counselling near you. Relationship help. Find your nearest centre. Supporting all ages. Types: Telephone counselling, Live chat, Message a counsellor, Webcam counselling.
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Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling. The issues they support families with include family breakdown, challenging relationships and behaviour, debt, and emotional and mental wellbeing.
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Click: Relationship support from experts and the community
Our relationships affect every aspect of our lives. To learn how to make yours work better, create a free account – share questions and stories with the community, try fun and helpful activities, or get private support from a Click listener.
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Tavistock Relationships is an internationally renowned charity for advanced practice, training and research to support couples, individuals and families. We provide a range of affordable counselling and psychotherapy services which support clients experiencing challenges in their relationships, their sexual lives and their parenting.
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Between Us is an app designed by Tavistock Relationships to help you have a better relationship with your partner now or in the future. The app provides individuals and couples with:
- A range of exercises
Allows you to better understand what’s going wrong in your relationship and do something about it.
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Cafcass stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England. They independently advise the family courts about what is safe for children and in their best interests. They put their needs, wishes and feelings first, making sure that children’s voices are heard at the heart of the family court setting
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Emotional health and wellbeing
Sometimes it’s our own mental health that could be part of the reason we aren’t getting along with the people who are important to us. Looking after your emotional health and wellbeing is just as important as physical health, yet many people put off getting the support they need.
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Getting Help: You can speak to your GP about conditions such as anxiety and depression or you can refer yourself directly to the free IAPT Talking Therapies service on:
Telephone: 0300 300 2200
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The NHS have just launched a brilliant new website – Every Mind Matters, with lots of advice and support.
Take a look at Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk)
Depression support groups
Depression can make you feel isolated. It can be helpful to meet with other people who understand what it's like. This is sometimes called peer support.
Self-help groups allow people with depression to provide, as well as receive, help.
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How to find depression support groups
Visit the Mind website for information about support groups in your area.
If you're a carer and affected by depression, ring the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053 to find out how to meet other carers.
Or you can ask your GP or your local psychological therapies team (contact details above) about depression support groups in your area.
What happens at a support group?
Sitting and talking isn't the only thing that happens at meetings. Lots of groups organise social events and arrange special activities to help boost your mood and improve your wellbeing.
Going to a group for the first time can be daunting, but you can be sure of a warm welcome. People will understand how hard it can be to take that first step.
Other types of depression support
Attending a group and talking to other people who have experienced depression isn't for everyone.
There are other kinds of peer support that can help you cope with depression.
Online forums for depression
You can visit online forums where you can read about other people's experiences or write about your own and respond to other postings.
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Togetherall is an online service for people who have common, distressing mental health problems.
Through social networking, a community of people are supported by trained "wall guides" so they can manage their own mental health.
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Online forums aren't for everyone. Depression UK has a penfriend scheme for members.
This is especially useful for people who don't have internet access or prefer letters and postcards to email.
Pursuing your interests
Being with other people who share your interests can also help you feel better.
You can use the internet or local newspapers to look up classes or activities in your area you might enjoy.
Lots of people experience feelings of hopelessness and low self-esteem when they're depressed.
Helping other people by doing voluntary work is a good way of feeling useful and valued. There are all sorts of ways you can volunteer.
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Time banks are an innovative way of volunteering your time and skills. You offer your skills in return for credits, which you can then use to "buy" someone else's services.
For example, you could offer 3 hours of gardening and, in exchange, receive a 1-hour language lesson and a 2-hour beauty treatment from other members.
Visit the Timebanking UK website to find out what's available in your area.
More help for depression
If you have been feeling down for more than 2 weeks, visit your GP to discuss your symptoms.
Check your mood with this mood self-assessment quiz.
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