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Research and policy updates from our Relationship Support Alliance partners January 2014

By opo_webmaster, 07 January 2014 Strengthening relationships

Relate launches Reflections on ageing essay collection

In December, Relate published a collection of essays on the role of relationships in later life. Reflections on ageing includes essays from Charles Handy and Katharine Whitehorn and was launched at a reception in London. The collection forms part of Relate’s campaign on relationships in later life, which has been a focus throughout 2013. The campaign also included a policy report called Who will love me when I’m 64? which was published in June.

Relate presents at Longitudinal Study of Young People in England

Relate presented at the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) age 25 consultative conference at the Institute of Education, providing feedback on the responses we’ve had in relation to relationships and household formation. Outcomes from the conference should be available early next year.

News from the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships

In October 2013 the Relationships Alliance published its report on relationships and public health. The report was launch at a breakfast roundtable event by Gregor Henderson, Director of Wellbeing and Mental Health for Public Health England and Professor Gordon Harold, Andrew and Virginia Rudd Chair in Psychology and Director of the Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice, University of Sussex. Please see this link for more details and to download the report.

In November 2013 TCCR published a report into the provision of couple therapy for depression in IAPT. This report – which published data obtained from a freedom of information request showing that a mere 1 in every 161 IAPT sessions (0.62%) is for this NICE-recommended therapy – was launched by Baroness Tyler at the New Savoy Partnership conference. Please see this link for more details and to download the report.



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