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THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS ARE HERE.

  1.Try to sit down as a family to discuss what you can and cannot do over the Summer. 2. If you and your partner get argumentative, for example getting lost en route to somewhere, remember children benefit from seeing conflict constructively resolved – humour is a great way to dispel car tension. 3. If you have step-children and you are all going away for the first time, it will feel very different for the children. Try and create some new holiday traditions. 4. Talk as a couple before you go away about boundaries for your children – keep a united front if they challenge you. 5. Try to spend some time alone as a couple. Holidays are meant to be fun and relaxing but they can also be times of stress and discord. If your family needs some extra support – either over the summer holidays or after the break – talking to one of our counsellors could really help to improve things. To make an appointment or talk to someone please phone: 03007729681 e-mail: reception@relate-ed.org.uk    

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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week – 11th to 17th of May is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for this year is MINDFULNESS The Mental Health Foundation describes mindfulness as: “paying attention to the present moment, without getting stuck in past or worrying about the future. Mindfulness can be practiced standing, sitting and walking. It can be practiced both indoors and out; at home, in schools, at work or simply out and about.” Mindfulness is not about ‘zoning out’ of a situation, but being able to manage your reactions to stressful situations. This can be particularly useful to people already managing mental and physical health problems, including stress, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, as well as boosting productivity at work. Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 is campaigning for mindfulness to be practiced and widely available in the workplace as well as in prisons, schools, and hospitals. To promote mindfulness, the Mental Health Foundation has released a series of podcasts to promote wellbeing. Do go to their website for further information. It can really help with anxiety.

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