History of Families Connecting

Whilst delivering our Marriage Preparation, Parenting and Relationship courses we realised that sometimes people need a some individual time to talk about the difficulties that they were facing and receive teaching that was particularly relevant to their individual needs. In response to this we approached our forward thinking local GP surgery to offer our services a morning a week where the doctors could refer their patients if they considered that our approach may be helpful. We began this service in 2010 and since then hundreds of people have attended the service and found it very helpful. We meet a need where counselling and other services are not appropriate. We offer support to any relationship that is causing worry, stress or anxiety and work with people as individuals, couples or families.

Read the article below to read about the research on the impact of Families Connecting on clients.

Comments from clients include;

Did the sessions meet your expectations?

‘Above and beyond’

‘Incredibly helpful – being able to talk honestly in a non-judgemental way – Thank – you so much!!’

‘They have made me feel reassured and positive. The future for my child and Iis on a much better level’

Have the sessions been helpful and if yes how?

‘Yes, made us face our issues.’

‘Yes, I finally feel like my mum understands, good advice from everyone.’

A Study of Client and GPs’ Perceptions of the Impact that the ‘Families Connecting’ Service has on Relationship Satisfaction or Understanding – A Study of Relationship Education in an Individual Provision Setting.