What is Mediation?
Mediation can help people to find their own answers to problems in a safe and positive environment. It works best when people genuinely want to find a way to solve a problem. We help with many kinds of disputes, such as between neighbours, families, and partners.
In a mediation meeting either face to face or online you and the other person can meet with two of our volunteer mediators. Our mediators will help everyone to talk safely and respectfully about what has happened, how they are feeling, and what needs to change.
Mediation works because:
Mediation works best when both parties understand the issues and genuinely want to find a solution. However, some mediation can be effective even if only one party is willing to go through the process of understanding the issues and learns better ways of handling the situation.
Mediation is usually not appropriate in cases where there is:
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Please contact us if you are not sure about a particular situation
Interested in developing a new set of skills?
Want to help out in your community as a volunteer?
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Based in Newham or nearby?
Take the first step to becoming a trainee Community Mediator for Conflict and Change by joining us on this interactive 5-day course in September 2022.
Our Online Mediation & Interpersonal Skills Training course takes place 5 days in September, running from 9.30am-4.30pm on the dates below.
Introduction session: September 19th 2022 6.30pm-7.30pm
Then Monday – Friday 26th , 27th, 28th , 29th & 30th September 2022
This mediation training covers both process and practice, and you will finish the course with tools to mediate community conflicts in a way that nurtures holistic resolution and reparation.
Over the 5 days we will cover: Understanding conflict; you and conflict; the mediation process; holding the space for challenging discussions; practice in core skills – and much more.
Based on the Conflict and Change historically established “in person” community mediation training, we are delighted to have commissioned the creation of an online training version.
Inspired by the difficulties and experience’s the pandemic brought to the fore in relation to physical contact and participation in training venues and homes, the light really shone on the need for alternative mediation delivery and engagement possibilities for people in the community, for a host of reasons.
Together with another community resolution organisation, Conflict and Change have created and developed a full online mediation training for our volunteers, or for people interested in mediation as an area of interest and possible future career opportunities.
Between us, Conflict & Change (Newham, London) and Community Resolve (Bristol) have over 60 years of using mediation practices. We have worked in communities in numerous ways, including, teaching peer mediation in schools, family conflict intervention projects, workplace mediations, inter faith conflicts, disability rights mediation, special education needs mediation, and have lots of teaching experience to share.
This mediation training covers both process and practice, and you will finish the course with tools to mediate community conflicts in a way that nurtures holistic resolution and reparation. Over the five days we will cover: Understanding conflict; you and conflict; the mediation process; holding the space for challenging discussions; practice in core skills – and much more.
TO BECOME A TRAINEE VOLUNTEER MEDIATOR AFTER THE COURSE
Once you have completed all days of the course (Days 1-5) you will have a one-to-one feedback session with one of the trainers. To then become a trainee mediator, you’ll need to:
If this is YOU, we would love to hear from you, whatever your previous experience, please get in touch to express interest in attending the course and for further information.