Relationship Health is an issue whose importance has been overlooked. For professionals it is a key issue in both direct work with children and adults and in indirect work. However there are some specific skills and competencies that are involved. Adults need to acquire this insight and skills so as to be effective in assisting children and young people and adult clients and patients in acquiring the key competencies. This is an issue with relevance for all disciplines and agencies in the helping professions but one which requires us to rethink elements of everyday practices.
Poor relationship health is associated with challenging behaviour, poor mental health increased hyperactivity and other behavioural problems, as well as damages to physical and mental development. Poor relationships from an early age can lead to long term relationship problems
There are many ways to address these challenges:
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There are many different factors which can affect children’s relationships which you can read about below
Example: Kendal I Matter Relationship Health Service
The first Specialist Relationship Health Service in the NHS has been set up as a pilot collaboration with Kendal Primary Care Network. The service takes referrals from the GP's in the Kendal area and offers iniital consultation, assessment and recommendations, online training and discussion groups. We are currently progressing with continuous evaluation to respond to the variety of needs and interest
In the Kendal area we are developing informed partnerships with schools so as to create an informed network around families who go seeking help.