Fostering better relationships

Strong, supportive relationships are vital for a healthy and happy life, but sometimes, our relationships can get a bit complicated.

What do I need to know?

When one or more of our significant relationships are facing stress or difficulty, it can have a huge impact on our mental health.

The issues we can face within our relationships are as diverse and multi-faceted as the people within them, but may include:

  • You, your partner, a child, or another member of your family or close-support system is experiencing mental illness
  • Ongoing family conflict
  • Break-ups and/or divorce
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Loss or grief
  • Domestic violence
  • Managing work/life balance

How can a professional help me?

Below, you can find a number of mental health professionals who specialize in supporting you to develop balanced, fulfilling relationships, or in addressing relationship issues that are impacting upon your mental health. If you’re interested in learning more, we also have a range of blogs exploring common issues that can occur within relationships.

A mental health professional with expertise and experience in relationships can help you and/or your partner and family to strengthen your relationships, to manage conflict and change, and to take positive steps towards mental well-being.

How does therapy work?

Mental health professionals have a broad variety of techniques and tools they can use to support you and your partner or family to manage any difficulties you may be facing.

Common approaches include developing strategies and skills to manage relationship stress or conflict, support to manage loss, grief or break-ups, or even just offering a fresh perspective to everyone experiencing difficulty in a family or partner relationship.

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