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Posts by Relationships Scotland

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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Relationships Scotland calls for change to outdated family law to stop kids getting caught in divorce crossfire

Relationships Scotland, the biggest provider of family and relationship support in the country, is asking the Scottish Government, charities and family law experts to back their calls to make mediation the first choice for divorcing parents to prevent thousands of kids being stuck in the middle of court action.   Research shows that parental conflict…

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Relationships Scotland Manifesto

Priorities for Action People across Scotland need to be supported to cope better with key life transitions such as relationship breakdown. The Scottish Government to lead an urgent debate on how to ensure there is far greater uptake of mediation and other forms of dispute resolution as an alternative to court action in family cases.…

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Christmas – Festive Joy or Family Conflict?

As the seasons change and winter arrives in the Highlands, the mountains turn white, the gritters are out and the Christmas lights are switched on we know that Christmas is fast approaching. This is a time of high expectation, anticipation and excitement but Christmas often does not match up to our hopes. This is a…

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Sonya Murray

Sonya Murray

I am Sonya Murray, a mum of three, enjoying the daily juggle of life/work/parenting. I also have a dog called Max who is a very big labradoodle … a bit crazy, but good fun. My background is in midwifery and adult education with experience ranging from fertility to parenting. I am also director of the…

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