New mediators celebrate their recent successes

New Hailsham mediators

New Hailsham mediators

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A new group of community based mediators successfully completed their outreach mediation skills training course run by Mediation Plus at the Hailsham East Community Centre last week.

Supported by funding from the European Social Fund, Mediation Plus adapted their accredited mediation course to meet the needs of learners from a wide range of backgrounds who would benefit from having these skills in their professional and working lives.

The group included a manager of a sheltered housing scheme, a under-graduate psychology student, a former residential social worker, a local family services worker, a local town counsellor and business advisor, and lone parents with young families all looking to use their new skills in both their personal and professional lives.

The new mediators all completed the 12-week training and will now have the opportunity to work with members of Mediation Plus’s experienced mediation team taking on new cases across Wealden and Eastbourne to practice their skills. Mediation Plus would like to hear from other community and voluntary groups, front-line support organisations or individuals who think they could benefit from gaining mediation skills. Call 442781.