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Relationships and Parenting

Relationships and Parenting

The relationships that we have can have a big effect on the choices we make and our wellbeing. 

Women with low self-esteem or those affected by domestic violence often find it difficult to recognise unhealthy relationships or do not know how to set boundaries to protect their own wellbeing. 

Unhealthy relationships are not always between sexual partners, they can be the friendships we have, for example, people who encourage us to participate in unhealthy behaviours, or worse still, are exploiting us in some way. 

Likewise, problems with parenting, especially when you are dealing with other challenges can erode wellbeing and may result in the involvement of social services. 

The breakdown of a relationship can be very hard on children, particularly if one parent leaves the family home.  Women’s Work is an accredited  child contact centre and provides a friendly, neutral place for children to meet with the parent with whom they no longer live.  We don’t take sides.  The most important people are the children and we aim to provide both supported and supervised contact in rooms that have age-appropriate games, toys and activities.

Read more about the ways we support women to recognise and nurture positive relationships in their lives via programme links below.  

The Convent, Creche

Helpline & additional information

Relate Derby offer relationship counselling, family counselling, sex therapy, children and young people services, and education and learning.  Contact details are 01332 349 177  www.relatederby.org.uk  info@relatederby.org.uk.  The aim of Children First Derby is to relieve the distress and suffering experienced by families and children especially those who have suffered from, or are likely to suffer from, violence or maltreatment in their homes. Contact them on 01332 341516.  The NACCC website  Child Contact Centres – NACCC provides detailed and thorough information for both parents and children about child contact centres.

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