Workshops to help young people help themselves

Joan Eades'Pauline Archer'Genevieve Brown'Clive Gross'Carol Mills'Andrew Knight
Joan Eades'Pauline Archer'Genevieve Brown'Clive Gross'Carol Mills'Andrew Knight

COMMUNITY service Mediation Plus has launched a new programme for young people to better themselves.

Following successful bids to Awards for All and the East Sussex County Council Seedcorn Fund, Mediation Plus has started Get to Go, a workshop programme for young people aged 16-25 in the Wealden, Lewes and Eastbourne district areas.

The one-day workshops are designed to help improve the participants confidence and communication skills as they look to access further or higher education, training, employment or even self-employment.

The day will combine practical opportunities to take a fresh look at how to use current skills and interests to move to the next stage, with the chance to meet with local businesses, organisations and individuals who will talk about their experiences and how they might help.

Mediation Plus manager Clive Gross said, “This is a new departure for our organisation, but one that builds on the skills and experience many of our mediators have from working in our Time 2 Talk service, helping young people to communicate more clearly and build their confidence to speak up.”

Applications for places on the workshops can be made via an on-line booking form at

Places are free and workshops will run over the next few months in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Uckfield, Crowborough, Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and Peacehaven. Final dates and venues of the workshops in each area will confirmed with participants or get the latest news by joining the programmes Facebook and Twitter pages.

Any local businesses or organisations that would like to be showcased at a workshop should contact Clive Gross at Mediation Plus on 442781 or email