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Third sector organisations

As a way of ensuring that we retain a policy-practice relevant dimension throughout the project, we are committed to working with third sector organisations which support couples and families.

Third sector organisations provide a crucial link between academic research, policy making and service delivery. We are working closely with the following organisations:


Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through its website.

Relate website

One Plus One

One Plus One puts research into practice. It investigates what makes relationships work – or fall apart – and make the findings accessible to everyone.

One Plus One website


PACE is London's leading charity promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Pace website

The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships

Established in 1948, The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships is the leading charity provider of highly specialised and affordable couple and parent counselling and psychotherapy.

The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships website

Asian Family Counselling Service

The service provides family, marital and individual counselling to the Asian community.

The Asian Family Counselling website

The Tavistock Institute

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations is a not-for-profit organisation which applies social science to contemporary issues and problems.

The Tavistock Institute website

Marriage Care

Marriage Care provides preparation, relationship counselling, relationship education and a telephone helpline. It also offers general support and advice to those who want to marry or enter long-term relationships.

Marriage Care website

Contact us

For further details on the project and all media enquiries, please contact: 

Principal Investigator

Professor Jacqui Gabb

Chair of Sociology and Intimacy


The Open University
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences and Global Studies
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes