Penny Mansfield awarded CBE in New Year Honour list

04 January 2013

Director of relationships charity OnePlusOne, Penny Mansfield, has been awarded a CBE for services to children and families in the New Year Honours list 2013.

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The award recognises the impact of Penny’s work in the field of relationships and the role OnePlusOne’s support services have played in strengthening family relationships.

It also serves to highlight the importance of relationship support on the current political agenda.

Penny comments:

“I am delighted to be awarded this CBE in recognition of the pioneering work of OnePlusOne in strengthening relationships. In the last four years our interactive web-services thecoupleconnection.net and theparent connection.org.uk have reached over one million men and women directly with relationship knowledge, skills and expert support when it is first needed and most likely to make a difference to the wellbeing of children and their families.”

About Penny Mansfield and OnePlusOne

Penny is a researcher specialising in couple and family relationships who has long championed the principle of early intervention; devoting much of her career to deriving simple insights from research and translating them into accessible resources for practitioners and, more recently, the public.

She developed the concept behind theCoupleConnection.net, OnePlusOne’s innovative relationship support web-service, and theParentConnection.org.uk, the companion site for separating parents.

Penny is a frequent speaker at conferences, a regular contributor to print and broadcast media, and author of numerous publications. She was Principal Investigator of a study of the early years of marriage and the transition to parenthood (Mansfield & Collard, 1988).

Penny is currently a member of several research advisory groups and government policy committees. She is married with two adult daughters and lives in London.

OnePlusOne is a UK charity that creates resources that strengthen relationships. We help couples and parents through a range of web-services, while our online learning equips frontline workers with the skills to offer them timely relationship support in a face to face setting.

Based on the latest research evidence, our work promotes early action and aims to equip people with the skills and knowledge to work on relationship issues before they become entrenched. The result is couples, parents and children who are happier, healthier, and more successful.

For more information, interviews and profile opportunities with Penny Mansfield please contact Lynne Milford, lynne.milford@oneplusone.org.uk / 0207 553 9530

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