The Relationships Resource Repository 

A repository of blogs, podcasts, books, frameworks, academic articles and more

When it comes to relationships, a huge amount has been written and recorded, uploaded and shared. Through the Relationships Resource Repository we share just some of the great resources that have been created. Whether you’re a relationship-centred healthcare practitioner interested in measurement and evaluation, a community weaver wanting to learn about relational approaches to disaster recovery, or a service provider seeking support for building digital connections, we hope you’ll find something useful.

Whilst there’s a lot here, we know it only scratches the surfaces. We’d love it if you’d share the resources that inspire and support you in putting relationships first.

Explore the repository

Tips for exploring the repository

Using the filter button at the top left of the table below, there are a number of ways in which you can explore the resource repository, including:

  • By focus area: if there’s a specific topic that you’re interested in zoning in on – like healthcare or academia or criminal justice – click ‘filter’ then where it says ‘Focus Area’ select the area(s) of focus that you’re most interested in where it says ‘select an option’
  • By keyword: you can search for specific terms either by clicking on the magnifying glass in the top right corner, or by filtering by keyword. Click ‘filter’ then select ‘keyword’ and choose the area(s) you’re interested in

For each resource you can find a link or attachment to the full resource. You’ll also find a brief summary of what the resource covers, as well as ‘key findings’ as they relate to relationship-centred practice. 

To see all the full information, hover and click on the icon of the two arrows on the left of the resource title, or click on the box you’re interested in then click on the arrows in the top right corner. 

A big thank you 

A huge thank you to Mairi Lowe for creating and curating the Resource Repository with such care and deftness. To find out more about Mairi, take a look at her website or say hello on Linkedin

Highlights from the Hub

 We think all of the resources in the repository add something valuable to the field of relationship-centred practice. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some suggestions:

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

Measuring relationships

In this series of blogs, Beca Sandu explores the many measures of social connections, unearthing key dimensions to help us think through what we’re measuring and how, when it comes to relationships  

Tags: Measurement, Relationship-Centred Practice, Social Connection 

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 Social 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

The Relationships Map

As well as drawing inspiration and ideas from the resources in the repository we think there’s lots that we can learn from one another. So sitting alongside the Resource Repository, we’re developing The Relationships Map, a directory of the brilliant individuals and organisations working towards a more relationship-centred future.