Relationships in the time of COVID-19
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In a new post and under Covid-19 related self Isolation, our intrepid anonymous writer finds themselves a little locked in thinking about how we best take care of ourselves and each other.

Abbie & Henry talkback
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Abbie and Henry, who wrote recently about living together as a young couple, sat down to listen to the commitment poem and the interview with  Nick Brewer and then thought they would give us their thoughts. It’s only fair we … Read More

Become a Trustee
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Become a trustee Are you passionate about supporting people to build positive, dependable and nurturing relationships? Then we’re looking for you! Join our Board of Trustees and guide FASTN as it grows, spark new connections and improve the sustainability of … Read More

St Valentines Day and half price chocolates.
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  As a special for St Valentine’s Day an anonymous reader gives us their take on a day filled with chocolate, fully booked restaurants and altogether too much in the way of sob stories on the radio.

Commitment, by Nick Brewer
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East London based rapper and spoken word artist Nick Brewer was kind enough to give us his thoughts on commitment in this video created for us in partnership with Potential Productions.

Just what are Relationship Goals?
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  In a short but fascinating piece, Karen Dzodzome, another participant with Straight Talking, takes some time out to think about relationship goals, and how the word love doesn’t really even come into it. 

Working out what commitment is
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  AS we head toward St Valentines Day, many of us think about love and commitment, Jayde Edwards is involved with one of our Partner Organisations, Straight Talking, and here she gives us her take on commitment. 

How does this work again?
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Do you swipe right or left, do you go steady, or do you go out and not talk at all? One anonymous reader gives us the lowdown on his dating life, making it up as you go along, relationship goals … Read More

Why does helping others feel so good?
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Getting involved in activities that help other people, communities or our environment gives us that lovely fuzzy-and-warm-inside feeling. Helping a friend out, coaching kids’ football, clearing plastic off a beach, campaigning to right a wrong or just helping someone across … Read More

Different Reactions to New Relationships
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The mass university migration has arrived! If you’re one of the thousands of young adults starting a new and exciting phase of your life at university it can be an exciting but challenging time. It might be the first time … Read More

What does commitment mean to you?
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  ‘Talking about commitment and what you want from it is so important, really, really important, because when you commit to someone, that’s a decision that impacts your future,’ says Connie Uwineza, who works at Straight Talking – a charity … Read More

How to Strictly Proof your Relationship
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The Strictly glitter ball is getting ready to sparkle once again and so we asked our resident Clinical Psychologist, Dr Kerry Ashton-Shaw, to explain the science behind the infamous Strictly Curse. Taking part in Strictly involves intense, physically intimate relationships … Read More

What to avoid when breaking up with someone
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When you’ve finally made the decision to end a relationship, it can be hard to know how best to do it. Here are things to avoid when breaking up with someone. Avoid waiting too long. Once you’ve made your decision, … Read More

What is your fear of commitment costing you?
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We’ve all seen that cute elderly couple holding hands as they walk down the street, or having their daily cup of coffee together at the local cafe. We love to acknowledge how sweet it is to see two people together … Read More

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