Building a better society by building better relationships
Relationships span every corner of our lives, from the places we live and work to the places we socialise and seek help. At The Relationships Project, we believe that the quality of these relationships matter. When they’re nurtured, valued and prioritised, people are happier and healthier, communities are stronger and more resilient, and businesses are more successful and efficient.
We know we’re not alone in believing this. So we work collaboratively to:
A World of Good Relationships
How are we to heal divided communities, to respect difference, trade fairly, care for the displaced, respond to crises, or share the natural world? How are we to live together? More than ever, the big questions that we face are all about relationships.
On 31st October 2023, David Robinson was invited to give a public lecture at LSE to tell the unfolding story of our work, with responses from Kirsty McNeill and Gemma Mortensen. You can watch it below, read a transcript here, access the slides here and follow the Twitter conversation here.
The Relationships Map
The Relationships Map is a space for anyone who believes in the importance of relationships to find one another, share ideas and resources, feel part of something bigger, and realise more than the sum of our parts.
What do we mean by Relationship-Centred Practice?
Relationship-Centred Practice (RCP) puts relationships first. It unlocks potential and meets need by positioning meaningful and effective relationships as the first order goal, both an end in itself and the means by which other goals will be achieved (like better health, stronger communities, greater job satisfaction).
RCP is determined as much by the policy environment and organisational protocols as by the characteristics and values of the practitioner. For RCP to become widespread and embedded there needs to be focus, intention, investment and support at multiple layers of an organisation, a community or a system.
Highlights from our work
Find the areas of strength and areas for improvement in your relationship- centred practice with The Relationships Heatmap – an interactive diagnostic tool you can use on your own or with others.
Learn how to build bridges across divides in your community or organisation using our step-by-step guide, developed with experts in conflict transformation and community mediation.
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