Exciting Opportunity…

Chair of Trustees

Due to the impending retirement of the current Chair of Trustees, we are looking for a passionate and committed individual to join the board and take on the role of Chair which, along with all our trustees, is a voluntary unpaid (except for expenses) position.

Relate Bradford & Leeds is a registered charity with over 70 years’ experience in providing specialist relationship support to people across the Bradford district and, since 2019, Leeds.

We are part of the National Relate Federation, however, each Relate Centre is independent and responsible for its own income generation and fundraising. Relate is the country’s largest supplier of relationship support.

Our office is based near to Bradford city centre with a team of 18 members of staff, a number of volunteers and a board of 10 trustees.

The trustees are an active and diverse group with complementary skills which enables us to provide comprehensive leadership to the organisation.

If you are interested, believe you have the appropriate personality and experience to meet the demands of the position and would like to know more please email Tina Butler, CEO at tina.butler@relatebradford.com or please download the information pack below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 30th March 2021

Helping people Relate since 1948!

Phone line times…

Our phones lines are staffed during the following times:

Monday: 9.00am- 6.00pm

Tuesday: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Wednesday: 9.00am – 6.30pm

Thursday: 9.15am – 3.45pm

Friday: 9.00am – 3.00pm

We are experiencing a high volume of calls, so if you do experience any difficulty in reaching us by telephone, could you please contact us by email, on Information@relatebradford.com

The team look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

EMDR – a new service from Relate Bradford…

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It stops difficult memories causing so much distress by helping the brain to reprocess them properly.

When someone feels overwhelmed by an event/experience, their brain may be unable to fully process what is going on. The memory of the event seems to become “stuck” so that it remains very intense and vivid. 

EMDR aims to help the brain “unstick” and reprocess the memory properly so that it is no longer so intense. It also helps to desensitise the person to the emotional impact of the memory, so that they can think about the event without experiencing such strong feelings.

It does this by asking the person to recall the traumatic event while they also move their eyes from side-to-side, hear a sound in each ear alternately, by tapping their hands alternately. These side-to-side sensations seem to effectively stimulate the “stuck” processing system in the brain so that it can reprocess the information more like an ordinary memory, reducing its intensity.

https://emdrassociation.org.uk/a-unique-and-powerful-therapy/emdr-the-basics/

To find out more, please contact the Relate Bradford team, via our contact us section.

Still Here To Help

During COVID-19, we are still here to help and our clinicians are currently providing web counselling and telephone counselling, from 9.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 3.00pm on Friday’s.

You can contact us by:

Email: Information@relatebradford.com

Telephone: 01274 726096

Due to the current situation, our telephones are staffed on reduced hours, on a two weekly rota. Due to holidays over the next two weeks, please see below:

Week commencing 2 November 2020

Monday: 10.00am – 5.00pm 

Tuesday: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Wednesday: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Week commencing 9 November 2020

Monday: 8.30am – 3.30pm 

Wednesday: 8.30am – 3.30pm 

Friday: 8.30am – 3.00pm

Thank you.

A new counselling offer to young people, families and couples from low income households, in Leeds…

Our Relate family are ending the week on a high. For the next 6 months we are providing free telephone/online counselling support to young people, families and couples from low income households across Leeds. Made possible by £32,000 from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (thank you!)

WE ARE TAKING REFERRALS: information@relatebradford.com.

Please share widely – offer ends 31 March 2020 (subject to availability).

#CommunitiesCan #stillheretohelp #covid19support #relationshipsmatter #NeverMoreNeeded #TheDifferenceWeMake #RelateBradford

Hayley

Head of Service Delivery and Development, Relate Bradford