Mediation workshops start

Clive Gross is pictured at the launch SUS-141014-164316001
Clive Gross is pictured at the launch SUS-141014-164316001

Mediation Plus – the community mediation service for Eastbourne and Wealden - is launching a new series of one-day workshops to help people take a fresh look at their skills and how they communicate.

Get to Go is aimed at people over the age of 19 currently unemployed or out of the workforce who are looking to get back into training, education, employment or volunteering in the Wealden and Eastbourne areas.

The one-day workshops – funded through the European Social Fund and Skills Funding Agency Community Grants scheme – will be running in Crowborough, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Heathfield and Uckfield from late October.

They have been specially designed to help improve the participants confidence and communication skills.

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, and will conclude in January with a networking event with the chance to meet with local businesses, organisations and individuals who will talk about their experiences and how they might help.

Mediation Plus service manager Clive Gross said, “This is a new departure for our organisation, but one that builds on our skills and experience as a specialist training provider as well as many years working in our local community, helping people to communicate clearly and build their confidence to speak up about issues they may have.”

Places are free and can be booked by emailing or calling 442781.

Workshop dates and venues are November 5 at Hailsham East Community Centre; November 17 at Leaf Hall Arts Centre; and November 24 at the Saffron Centre, Eastbourne.

Any local businesses or organisations that would like to participate in the January networking event should contact Clive Gross at Mediation Plus on 442781 or email

Mediation Plus offers a comprehensive range of mediation, dispute and conflict resolution services and accredited mediation training.

It is the recognised community mediation organisation in the area, having helped hundreds of people resolve many different kinds of disputes, and helped families from all kinds of backgrounds improve communication and relationships between generations through the Time2Talk service.

It serves the communities of Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden including Seaford, Newhaven, Hailsham, Uckfield, Polegate, Heathfield, Pevensey and Crowborough in East Sussex.

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