Education & Training

Relate Birmingham’s Education and Training programmes are available to the general public, voluntary, private, statutory organisations, prisons, hospitals, schools and children’s centres. Courses can be ‘tailor-made’ for organisations or arranged from our portfolio of accredited courses.

We can offer tailored training courses to suit your specific needs – all our courses are delivered at a pace to suit organisational or individual requirements and can take into account your workplace’s practices and policies. If you don’t see what you require from the list below – just call  0121 643 1638 or email

COURSES FOR INDIVIDUALS – Family/Parenting development click here for our latest course dates.

From Partners to Parents – Preparing new parents to consider the practical and emotional impacts of having children

Riding the Storm –Living successfully with teenagers (and taking care of ourselves)

Parents Apart – Helping divorcing parents manage the practical and emotional aspects of being co-parents living separately

Taking Charge of Your LifeA workshop to help build confidence and assertiveness, combat stress and deal with conflict

Moving Forward – To assist with coming to terms with the break-up of a relationship and to rebuild your life

COURSES FOR PROFESSIONALS – Skills & expertise development courses  click here for our latest course dates.

Building resilience in children & young people – To increase participants understanding of the concepts of resilience, self – efficacy and confidence in children and young people

Telephone Counselling Skills – To prepare practitioners to deliver therapeutic services over the telephone

Counselling skills for non-counsellors –  A course to enable individuals to learn basic but essential skills for listening, includes theory and practice

Working with emotional clients – To equip new front line staff with skills to deal with highly charged people and situations

Supporting separating families – To assist professionals support parents to minimise the effects of divorce on their children

Communication skills within the team – To equip delegates with skills to connect better with colleagues

Professional resilience when working with challenging service Users – To understand the importance of and explore strategies for taking care of own wellbeing

Working with young people Who self-harm – To gain understanding about the self-harm and how to approach the problem with clients

The risk of suicide – For practitioners wanting to know more about how to deal with suicidal clients

Understanding relationships using TA – How TA theory informs understanding of our roles and interactions with others

Hearing disclosures of historic sexual abuse – Skills to recognise and hear a disclosure of sexual abuse from an adult and support/refer appropriately

Making the most of supervision – To inform practitioners how to prepare for supervision in support of ethical and effective practice