Relationships Resource Hub

A collection of useful resources on all things relationships

Looking for inspiration, connections, ideas or collaborations to further your relationship-centred practice? You’ve come to the right place! Relationships are nothing new and nurturing them, tending to them, and putting them first is not rocket science. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel, but we do need to make what is common sense common practice. 

Across the Hub there’s a huge range of resources to help you understand and embed relationship-centred practice in your place, and connect with others who are doing the same. From academic articles and news stories to podcasts and frameworks, and from healthcare and homelessness to education and the environment, there’s something for everyone. But we know there’s lots more great stuff out there too. Please help us grow the Hub by sharing the resources that you find helpful, and putting yourself on the map.  

Relationships Map

A directory of brilliant individuals and organisations working towards a more relationship-centred future. Head here to make new connections and learn from brilliant examples of relationship-centred practice

Resource Repository

A repository of blogs, podcasts, books, frameworks, academic articles and more, all making the case for putting relationships first. Head here for evidence, ideas and stories for why relationships matter

Highlights from the Hub

The Call to Connection

This powerful paper published by the Einhorn Collaborative weaves together scientific findings, ancient wisdom and moving stories to make the case for why human connection is the only way we can address the challenges of our time

Tags: Training, leadership, systems change, self-development 

Relational Practice Manifesto

This manifesto, emanating from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, makes a compelling case for relationship-centred practice across our public services and shares a set of simple principles for putting relationships first

Tags: Relationship-Centred Practice, health, systems change

On Relational Infrastructure

Sam Rye explores the concept of ‘relational infrastructure’ which he defines as “the connections and collective intelligence that underpin a group’s ability to collaborate and drive change”

Tags: Capacity building, organisational management, social infrastructure

Why modern medicine can't work without stories

Polly Morland explores the shift that’s happened in primary care from relational to transactional doctor-patient relationships, and the consequences 

Tags: Health, relationship-centred care, evidence

The Relational work of systems change

Katherine Milligan and Juanita Zerda explore how to embrace emergence and prioritise relationships in systems change work and share a number of examples 

Tags: Systems change, indigenous knowledge, collective impact

Relational Leadership - an experiential online course

We love the look of this 9-part experiential online course, hosted by Thempra, on how social pedagogy and human learning systems can enable you to become an effective relational leader

Tags: Training, leadership, systems change, self-development 

The Power of Connection: How it can improve our health

Detailing the harm that loneliness and social isolation can do to our health, this article offers advice on strengthening social connections, including how parents can help their children 

Tags: Loneliness, health, parenting, Covid-19, research

Families and relationships as the unit of wellbeing

7 everyday patterns developed by The Griffith Centre for Systems Innovation to shift systems and think about wellbeing from a relational, rather than atomised, starting point

Tags: Indigenous knowledge, wellbeing, policy, systems change, evaluation

Building generative relationships around regulation

The Centre for Public Impact are co-creating spaces for building generative relationships and shared learning around regulation in the UK

Tags: Local authorities, communities, relationship-centred practice 

Relational Practice: Improving behaviour and school culture

Dr Pooky Knightsmith shares practical steps school staff can take to build better relationships in schools and benefit everyone, especially those who don’t have a wealth of trusting relationships

Tags: Education, young people, belonging

Why relationships aren't just a 'frilly extra'

In this keynote speech from The Relationships Project Convening, Rich Bell presents compelling evidence for why relationships are more than just a ‘frilly extra’

Tags: Communities, evidence, policy