If we’ve learned anything from the last few months it’s that showing kindness and compassion, for ourselves and others, is a huge part of what gives us our sense of wellbeing and belonging.
It seems that people have been reaching out more than ever. Modern technology means that even if you live alone, you’re never more than a click away from seeing the faces of your friends and family. And while calling relatives and old friends may have been side-lined before, it’s now a top priority and something to be cherished.
One of the greatest psychological shifts during the crisis has been towards ‘prosocial behaviour’ - more of us than ever are voluntarily checking in on neighbours, donating our time or money to support the needy, and making a more concerted effort to reach out to family and friends. From online house parties, to socially distanced chats over the garden fence, there has been a collective movement to connect with the people around us.
Maintaining this new-found sense of connection and focus on our relationships will be crucial as we move forward together.
Look after the relationships in your life, with a little help from CABA.
All of our services are free and strictly confidential. They’re available to all past and present ICAEW members, ACA students, past and present ICAEW staff and their close family.
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We know that people living alone may be feeling isolated as a result of the lockdowns put in place. If you’re aged 60 and over and feeling lonely, we can introduce you to an Age UK befriender. You can chat, swap stories and spend time on the phone each week.
Telephone friendship service is currently available in the UK only.SUBMIT AN ONLINE ENQUIRY FORM
The people around us can get us through tough times. But those relationships take work. Strengthen your connections with the people that matter most with family and couples counselling provided by Relate.
Relationship counselling is currently available in the UK only.SUBMIT AN ONLINE ENQUIRY FORM
Good relationships, both at work and at home, are vital for our health and wellbeing. Whether you're looking to maintain a new-found sense of connection or if the past few months have highlighted relationships that need strengthening, your coach can help you reflect on your relationships, identify any problems, barriers or challenges you are facing and find ways to improve them.
You can request up to 5 personal and professional coaching sessions over the telephone or via Skype.SUBMIT AN ONLINE ENQUIRY FORM
Speak to an experienced legal advisor about UK family law.
Living outside of the UK? Our partners at Law Express can connect you with a local legal professional in some European countries and Australia.SUBMIT AN ONLINE ENQUIRY FORM
Use these self-help tools to rebuild or maintain your relationships.
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Tips to support your relationship
Tips for the 'new normal' for you and your partner
Avoid parent guilt during the pandemic
Feel comfortable saying no to your friends
Tips to help you support your child's return to school
Simple techniques to manage challenging behaviour
Discover easy, practical ways to reach out and make connections
9 tips to help you open up to improve your wellbeing
It’s a sensitive topic but being open and honest can make things easier
Get the most out of your conversations and avoid overload with these tips
With so many demands on your time, how do you strike the right balance?
Learn about different types of relationship counselling and how it can help
Grief. Anger. Manage the feelings you might have when a relationship ends
How can you minimise family rows for a more harmonious household?
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Learn what’s involved in managing somebody’s estate when they die
Maintain your friendships with these simple tips
10 tips to argue more constructively and put an end to the bickering
Learn about the process of nominating someone to manage your affairs
Tips to help you talk to and comfort your children in these difficult times
All couples argue, but if you’re noticing a pattern it might be time to reset
Is it best to nip small issues in the bud before they become a big problem?
There's nothing wrong with the occasional moan, learn how to do it effectively
Everyone grieves differently. It can be hard to know how to help
Try these tips for improved communication with your partner
Don’t underestimate the impact of ‘sandwich caring’ on your wellbeing
More time together can mean more tension. Avoid family rows with these tips
Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge you need to strengthen your relationships.
Our free personal and professional development courses are available to past and present ICAEW members, ACA students, ICAEW staff and their close families. Following government guidance on Covid-19, we're not running our face-to-face courses until further notice, but you can always access our free courses online.
Gain fun and practical tips to help you and your family keep busy in lockdown in the winter months.
Learn how a growth mindset can open up new opportunities for happiness and success.
Explore how self-awareness and self-regulation can improve your relationships.
Learn simple mindfulness practices that can help you manage your thoughts and emotions.
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