Welcome To The Relationships Centre
The Relationships Centre is a registered charity established in 1999.
The charity encompasses two main areas of service: The Life Skills Academy and Halton Women’s Centre. We make a difference to the lives of young people, their families and women.
The Life Skills Academy offer a range of vital emotional support services to young people and their families. The Life Skills Academy also offers practical support to reengage young people into education and employment. Building a vital foundation for their future.
Halton Women’s Centre helps you to help yourself with a range of services designed to improve your Mental and Physical health and well-being. Improve your confidence and self-esteem through a ‘Positive You’ group course, well-being therapies and craft activities, whilst moving forward to achieve your goals and dreams.
The Relationships Centre is a registered charity established in 1999. The charity encompasses two main areas of service: The Life Skills Academy and Halton Women’s Centre. We make a difference to the lives of young people, their families and women.
The Life Skills Academy
The Life Skills Academy offers a range of practical support, emotional support and relationships education to young people and their families. The Life Skills Academy also offers practical support to reengage young people into education and employment. Building a vital foundation for their future.
Halton Women’s Centre
Halton Women’s Centre helps you to help yourself with a range of services designed to improve your Mental and Physical health and well-being. Improve your confidence and self-esteem through group courses, well-being therapies and craft activities, whilst moving forward to achieve your goals and dreams.
Join our Volunteering team!
The Relationships Centre always requires volunteers to support the rewarding and challenging work it carries out. Our current vacancies are Voluntary Counsellor, Voluntary Receptionist and Voluntary Fundraiser, see below for more information.
If you feel you have the skills required to support our work, and would like to give something back to the community or you would like to learn more about volunteering with us then please call 01925 576767 or email us.
The role of a voluntary counsellor:
- Provide support to young people and adults who have been affected by health and/or relationship issues.
- Work with clients to create action plans necessary to change their life patterns.
The role of a voluntary receptionist:
- Provide general office and miscellaneous support to other staff members as required.
- Ensure the smooth running and organisation of the charity.
The role of a voluntary fundraiser:
- Provide support in raising the profile of The Relationships Centre and its sister projects.
- Help to raise funds to continue the work of the charity as a whole.
Make a Donation
If you are inspired by our work and would like to help us continue supporting young people and their families, please make a donation to The Relationships Centre.
Whatever mobile network you’re on, you can support The Life Skills Academy. Please follow the texting instructions shown below. Alternatively, if you can donate your time and skills, please take a look at our corporate sponsors section and volunteering vacancies.
Make A Donation Though A Text Message
Simply text TLSA19 along with an amount of
£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070
Donate Your Time Through Volunteering
If you can donate your time and skills, take a look at our Volunteering vacancies section!
Become a corporate sponsor…
Within any company, many employees may be parents or even young people themselves. Anyone can experience difficulty with their emotions and relationships, which is why The Relationships Centre is here to help.
Gain an appreciation of some of the problems young people, parents and vulnerable women can encounter, and see how corporate sponsors have contributed to the work of The Relationships Centre by reading our stories below.
If our work has inspired you to make a difference to the lives of young people, parents and vulnerable women, then you can become a corporate sponsor. You can still get involved if you haven’t worked with a charity before, The Relationships Centre will make it as easy as possible for you to become a corporate sponsor!
If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor for The Relationships Centre, please call us on 01925 576757 or email us.
Marion’s confidence has improved, she regularly attends Halton Women’s Centre, speaking up in group setting which she says she would never have done in the past.
Marion was isolated and needed to socialise and make friends, her cerebral palsy limited her opportunities to get out of the house. After a few visits to Halton Women’s Centre it became apparent that Marion was in an extremely distressed place due to relationship difficulties with her husband and children. Marion however did not have the confidence to take the steps needed to help herself.
With the help of The Relationships Centre, Marion attended counselling to help her cope with her emotions and understand what she wanted to happen in her life, that she had a right to choose. Marion’s confidence has now improved, she regularly attends Halton Women’s Centre speaking up in group setting which she says she would never have done in the past.
Ben is now engaged on an apprenticeship and training course for construction. Additionally, he is completing Maths and English qualifications which will help him fulfill his dream to run his own construction business in the future.
At 16 years old, Ben had no qualifications, was addicted to cannabis and was on an intensive support plan with the Youth Offending Service (YOS). He was referred to The Relationships Centre for The Life Skills Academy by YOS, as he had not engaged with anything else. He required emotional and physical support, and a route back into engaging with positive peers.
On his first visit to The Life Skills Academy, Ben would not make eye contact with any of The Life Skills Academy staff and showed little enthusiasm for the programme. Over the course of The Life Skills Academy’s programme, TnT Who Am I?, he became a leader and a peer that others looked up to. Ben transformed from a shy, uninterested and lost young person to a young adult. He built dreams, gained confidence and realised his potential, while reengaging onto a positive pathway.
In Ben’s feedback he wrote down “I can communicate better with other people now. I have realised that I can try things I have not tried before and use the skills for other things”. His relationship with his family has improved, his mother’s words, “he helps out around the house more, talks to us and seems a lot happier”.
Marley has said that she would not be here today and still in employment, if she did not have the support of Halton Women’s Centre and The Relationships Centre.
Marley was referred to our centre in April 2014 by her CPN, she was at a low point in her life as a close family member had recently committed suicide. Marley attended our Positive You course and undertook counselling to help with her bereavement issues and she made a memory scrapbook.
Marley has continued to attend the Centre regularly for Crafts and has learned to crochet producing a double bed blanket. Other agencies have commented how impressed they are that Marley has begun to act for herself. Marley has said that she would not be here today and still in employment, if she did not have the support of the Womens Centre.
In Hannah’s words “If it hadn’t been for The Life Skills Academy and The Relationships Centre I wouldn’t be in college now and I wouldn’t have achieved my GCSE results”.
Hannah was referred to The Life Skills Academy by her school as a ‘refuser’. The Hannah of that time was definitely a ‘refuser’, not only of school but of life itself. This caused a strain on Hannah’s family life and her relationships, both in and out of school.
Through home-visit support sessions and one-to-one counselling with Alison, the director of The Relationships Centre, Hannah built up to attending The Life Skills Academy on a daily basis. Alison also accompanied Hannah with her family to mediation sessions at the Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Which helped towards an assessment of dysthymia and anxiety.
With all of this Hannah missed a great deal of year 10, and spent a large part of her final school year at The Life Skills Academy, receiving our off-site school support services. She completed her GCSE exams in July 2014, achieving: A*, A, A, B, B, B, C. Through the help and support of The Life Skills Academy Hannah was able to work towards overcoming her anxiety and restoring her motivation. Regaining a healthy, positive lifestyle as well as achieving a very impressive exam results and earning herself a place as a full time college student.
If you feel you need our help, are a concerned parent or professional that would like to refer a young person, family, or vulnerable woman to The Relationships Centre for support, please contact us by using the contact details below.
Alternatively if you are inspired by our stories and would like to help The Relationships Centre to continue supporting young people, families and vulnerable women by making a donation, becoming a volunteer or becoming a corporate sponsor…
The Relationships Centre,
19 Museum Street,