National Partnerships – making counselling more accessible

Monday, September 6th, 2021

National Partnerships

We want to provide relationship support to as many people as possible and one of the ways we do this is through our national partnerships. By teaming up with a range of charities, benevolent funds & support organisations we ensure that their users and beneficiaries have access to free counselling services and support, available to them when they need it most.

The list is growing and changing all the time but currently we have partnerships with:

  • Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
  • Bank Workers Charity
  • CABA
  • Grocery Aid
  • Licensed Trade Charity
  • Retail Trust
  • The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity
  • The Brain Tumour Charity
  • The Seafarer’s Charity

Each organisation or charity has its own criteria and application process.  Many provide a number of free sessions and support dependants and partners too. Some also support retired workers and veterans.  You can find out more here

If you are interested in accessing our support through one of these organisations please contact the relevant organisation in the first instance and they will advise you if you are eligible and send a referral to us.

The last 18 months has been financially challenging for all charities whilst increasing demand for their services. These partnerships are so important in increasing access to our services but we recognise that at times of high demand they may have to prioritise their funds to those with particular financial need.

If you are not eligible for support through one of these partnerships please remember that during the pandemic Relate Mid-Surrey has introduced fees on a sliding scale according to household income and we have our own bursary scheme which can be applied for via our centres.