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Family counselling

Families can be a source of support, encouragement and love but that is not always the case.

Family counselling

Sometimes relationships within families are put under strain and family members feel isolated or overlooked.

Family counselling can include nuclear and extended family members, separated parents, children and step-families attending together or at different times.

The focus is on the family system and improving the relationships within the family.

We can fund up to six family counselling sessions with Relate, for serving RAF personnel, veterans, Reservists and their families.

Please also see the online support we offer to families.

Strengthening Parents Programme 

Are you parenting with someone you argue with a lot? Is there conflict in your relationship? Have you separated and struggling to co-parent without tension? The Strengthening Parents programme is a programme that runs for 1.5 hours a week over session sessions that can be arranged flexibly to suit parents. The programme is similar to couple counselling but focused on the co-parenting relationship and learning to work as a team. It looks at the thoughts and feelings behind conflict behaviour and promotes an awareness of how conflict affects the wellbeing of children. It is provided free of charge by the charity Relate thanks to funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund. It is accessible to any member of the HM Armed Forces (or veterans within the last 12 months) and their co-parents. To find out more and access this service, click here. 

Further information

If you have any questions, please contact our Wellbeing Services helpline on 0300 222 5703 or Our helpline is open Monday - Friday 09:30 - 15:30. Outside these hours please either leave a voicemail or email us. We will endeavor to respond within five working days. 

Am I eligible for support?

View our eligibility checklist to see if you would qualify for help.