It’s 2018. Why is relational and mental health still not recognised as being just as important as physical health?
Relationship counselling can be relevant for anyone at any age, relationship stage or situation. And yet, many who need it can’t access the help they need. Simply because they can’t afford it.
If you believe that everyone should be able to get the help they need regardless of their income, please join using signing their petition.
Saying that you think your relationship could benefit from counselling is enough of an obstacle, let alone whether you can pay for it or not.
“A fifth of [those] on low household incomes said mental health issues were placing pressure on their relationship, compared to 12% on higher incomes. Lower-earning respondents were also more likely to say money worries, debt, housing and physical health conditions were placing a strain on their relationship.”
A YouGov survey for Relate and the BACP of more than 5,000 UK adults*
This is why Relate, along with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) have launched their #InvestInRelationships campaign. They’re calling on the Government to allocate funding to relationship support, something that would increase access to the service in the UK.