A family without conflict is a make-believe family, or a family set in stone.
Everyone deserves to be happy, but unfortunately not everyone always has the chance to achieve this. In our schools programs we aim to help children and young people feel better and live their full potential. We have been dedicated to this cause for over 20 years, helping more than 15,000 young people nationwide through a variety of services. Whether children are experiencing trouble at home, in the classroom or going through hormonal changes in puberty, we’re for to them.
To find out more and to arrange an appointment call us at 0191 2329109.
Or fill out our appointment enquiry form.
How Can Relate Help Me?
“Relate has provided an invaluable service for our school for many years, providing a level of support that has allowed students to flourish and achieve. Having that personal contact with the Relate staff within school has made the referral and counselling process easier and also less stressful for students.”
(Simon Roberts – Assistant Head Teacher, John Spence Community High School, North Shields )
At the heart of our youth services is one-to-one support for children and young people affected by issues such as family breakdown, bullying and peer relationships, bereavement, the formation of new families or the absence of a family member in their life. A study of school-based counselling found that 90% of teachers said counselling made a positive difference to students.
We provide Family Counselling in most schools in North Tyneside. Working with children and young people is effective, but more profound and lasting results can be achieved if the whole family is involved.
Relationship Counselling for Parents
Very often the issues we see in children and young people stem from problems at home. We therefore also offer counselling to parents to enhance their and their children’s well being. We encourage you to contact us with referrals.
Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)
In our SRE training we enable children and young people to understand relationship issues and to think about what it means to construct healthy and respectful relationships.
Relationship Education and Learning
We also provide interpersonal and emotional intelligence training for children and young people which include communication and relationship skills covering subjects such as:
- Basics of a relationship
- Getting Together
- Breaking Up
- Be a Buddy
We offer a range of courses that have been mapped to Key Stage 3 and 4 PSHE.
Peer Mentoring Training
Peer mentoring training can be delivered as a bespoke package tailored to the school’s requirements. This may involve training pupils to become peer mentors alongside members of staff at the school, or it can include a comprehensive package of training and ongoing support in the form of regular supervision groups.
Counselling Skills for Non-Counselors (staff)
This course provides staff with an introductory framework of skills for supporting children, young people and colleagues. It will enable staff to understand the counselling process so that they are more able to deal with emotional problems and can recognize when further specialist support may be required.
What Are The Benefits?
Making a Difference
The opportunity to talk to a trusted, professional counselor has had a positive impact on many children and young people. It can help increase their self-esteem and confidence, enable them to communicate better with their peers, teachers and families, and increase their ability to focus and engage with learning.
Time and time again, our young clients tell us that one of the most valuable aspects of Relate is the fact that they can talk confidentially to someone ‘outside’ their situation, who is neither a parent, teacher or peer, and who they can really confide in.
For teachers, our services enable them to keep their professional focus where it should be – on strong pupils relationships and inspirational learning.
Preventing Poor Outcomes for Children and Young People
We work primarily with clients at the preventative end of the mental health spectrum (CAMHS Tiers 1 and 2).
By operating early intervention services in schools, Relate helps to prevent young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties from developing more acute mental health difficulties that would require Tier 3 and 4 Services.
Upholding High Quality-Standards that suits them.
Relate has more than 20 years’ experience in providing counselling to young people and children. It adheres to the ethical standards set by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). All our counselors work with a clinical framework of ongoing supervision and continuous professional development and are subject to regular performance reviews to ensure the highest professional standards. All Relate counselors who work with children are qualified to provide counseling, have undergone appropriate vetting and barring procedures, and are trained in child protection and safeguarding.
We recognize that some of our young clients may be affected by issues such as domestic violence and abuse, as well as physical, emotional and sexual abuse or neglect. All our practitioners are trained to approach such cases sensitively and to ensure that all counselors are supported to deal with cases appropriately.
Providing support for children and young people in their communities
We are committed to developing services that are responsive and accessible and that engage with young people in a way tnd secondary schools, as well as many other community settings. Schools are an ideal place for families to access counselling as they are conveniently located, familiar and well-equipped to provide confidential services.
Offering resource-efficient services to suit a wide range of budgets.
We can help schools to promote their pupils’ emotional well being by providing a fully managed and clinically supervised counselling service.
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