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Find out more about the Healthier Relationships programme below.
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About Healthier Relationships

Age range: Suitable for parents with children of any age up to 16 years 

Duration: Flexible

Delivery: Online resources 


Arguments are part of every healthy relationship but when they become frequent, intense and poorly resolved they have a negative impact on you and your family. A relationship in distress can place children at risk of mental health and behavioural issues, and they may have problems with school and learning. 
Evidence has shown that when parents, co-parents and carers communicate well and manage stress together, children do better. 
There are two ways you can access support for you and your family: 

  1. Join our online group-support workshop to talk things through with others

  2. Or log onto our self-help tools and explore at your own pace

  • Me, You and Baby Too - aimed at expecting and new parents. 

  • Arguing Better - aimed at couples who are together  

  • Getting it Right for Children - aimed at couples who are separating or have separated

Click the button below to sign-up and fill in a quick online request form, it only takes a few minutes of your time to complete. Please select which course you need and someone will contact you.

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Digital Courses:

Do these courses on a mobile, tablet or laptop. 

When prompted, please select Northumberland from the Northern England map and then create yourself an account using the instructions given. This will take 30 mins to 45 mins to complete.

To talk to someone (If you are self referring please ignore referrer details or put X in the box) 

Coming soon

Healthy Relationships Screening Tool and Guidance - Use this to have conversations about the quality of your relationship.

Other resources

When we argue with our partner or ex-partner, we can get caught up in the heat of the moment. At times like these, it’s difficult to find a way forward. 

Click here to See it Differently. This resource helps you see things differently, and do things differently.

The above video entitled ‘Parental Conflict, the impact on children’ is a short film to demonstrate the effect of inter-parental conflict on children. 

Find more information for parents, co-parents and young people who might be experiencing distress in their relationship and want to reduce arguments in the household for the sake of their child’s wellbeing, is available by clicking here.

 Are you a parent going through separation? 


Separating better is a brand-new app from the relationship experts at OnePlusOne, which can help guide you through the separation process, find effective ways of co-parenting, and sort out disagreements, all with the wellbeing of your child in mind. 

The App Aims:

  • to help you navigate the challenges of separation 

  • provide emotional support 

  • work through some of the practical steps of separation to co-parent effectively 

  • practical tools which offer help with budgeting and legal arrangements 

  • create your own parenting plan 

  • consider the different needs your children may have 

To read more on the OnePlusOne website click here.

Click here to download the App for IOS devices.


Click here to download the App for Android devices.

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Other free activities from pregnancy to 19 years

Happy Child


Workshops to gain confidence and skills for a healthy family life.

Free toolkit available.

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This programme is a great place to meet other parents/carers, discuss concerns and learn new skills



 online courses

Online guides from the comfort of your own home.

For ALL parents, carers, grandparents and teens.

Free activities from birth to 2 years+

Brilliant Babies Happy Baby


This 6-week programme is focused on very early development and full of fun activities for parents & babies

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Offered weekly, these fun, activity based programmes support your child’s learning in everyday life

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This 6-week programme is full of tips to assist parents to understand their toddler’s development and needs

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Learning Together Through Play

Offered weekly, children can enjoy high quality play experiences together at our LTTP sessions

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This 6-week unique language programme enables parents to support their child’s early communications

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Learning Together Through Play (AND)

Offered weekly, these play sessions are for children with additional needs and/or disabilities

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