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There is no point in forcing yourself to do something if you don’t want to, or if you are doing it for the sake of other people. You have to want it for yourself – Kathleen Campbell

I got back in brief contact with my father through email, but it was exactly that – brief. He and my mum split not long after I was born and, by the time I was about five, he had completely cut himself  out. I also found out that I had a rare, inherited condition that…

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Family Justice and Dispute Resolution: Insights from North America – Marta M Henderson

Tuesday 19 March 2019 saw the gathering of various professionals working with separated/separating families in Scotland for an outstanding presentation by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). The event was primarily attended by family law solicitors and family mediators but other stakeholders were also represented in the audience, such as representatives from Scottish…

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Family Justice and Dispute Resolution: Insights from North America

Family Justice and Dispute Resolution: Insights from North America Tuesday 19 March 2019 saw the gathering of various professionals working with separated/separating families in Scotland for an outstanding presentation by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). The event was primarily attended by family law solicitors and family mediators but other stakeholders were also…

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Relational Health in 2019

As we enter a New Year many of us will have made resolutions. Gym memberships soar as we endeavour to work off the excess of Christmas and become physically healthier. But what of our of relational health? Just as the excess of Christmas might affect physical wellbeing, it can also affect mental wellbeing. The commercialism…

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The Charity for Civil Servants

The Charity for Civil Servants has been working in partnership with Relationships Scotland for several years, providing access to relationship counselling throughout Scotland. We work with individuals and couples to identify the best options available to suit your needs. If you are a Civil Servant, past or present or you work for an organisation sponsored…

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HaveYourSay – SCCR National Survey 2016

Diane Marr, Network Development Manager, SCCR Every year in Scotland, the life chances of almost 4,500 young people are left hanging in the balance as they become homeless due to family relationships breaking down[1]. That’s the equivalent of nearly five high schools worth of pupils! But they are just the tip of the iceberg; we…

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Wrong Heads In Wrong Beds

One of our counsellors Di Farmer has currently submitted her dissertation as part of a MA  (hons) Sociology Degree at Glasgow University. The title is “Wrong Heads In Wrong Beds” – explaining Relationship Counsellors views of Infidelity. It seeks to address a gap in sociological research,  in a subject which is more widely recognised psychologically. The main …

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LGBT Chartermark

Relationships Scotland have become the first national counselling and mediation organisation to receive the prestigious Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual Charter Mark Award this week.   Stuart Valentine, Chief Executive of Relationships Scotland, and Heather Lickley, Head of Network Services, received the award from Brandi Lee Lough Dennell, Assistant Policy Director of LGBT Youth Scotland.…

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