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Relationship education and skills

There may be times in your life when a lot of change occurs and you are looking for help to adapt to this change. Education and skills training can help people either individually, as a couple or family unit to learn new skills. 

You may want to attend a pre-marriage course, get advice about the impact of a new baby on your relationship, or learn how to improve the way you relate to your children. Different organisations offer a variety of courses and support. You can find organisations in your area by searching the service map.

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