Mediation Plus is a small charity that provides, mediation, conflict resolution to residents in Wealden, Eastbourne and also Accredited Mediation Training for our community.
Mediation Plus offers a confidential, impartial, independent and voluntary mediation and conflict resolution services. We are the recognised independent mediation service in our area, having helped hundreds of people resolve many different kinds of disputes, improve communication and relationships.
Our services include:
Neighbourhood Mediation (Eastbourne and Wealden, Hastings and Rother); Helping neighbours to resolve conflict through mediation. Referrals are accepted through most housing providers, Wealden Environmental Health or Sussex Police. We accept self -referrals from Environmental Health which are free.
Time to Talk Intergenerational Mediation (Eastbourne, Wealden and Lewes, Hastings and Rother);
Mediation between young people under the age of 19 years and their parents or carers to help repair relationships or resolve a specific issue affecting the family. This service is free for all. Agency and Self referrals accepted.
Workplace Mediation; This is a low cost, effective solution to resolve disputes between managers and staff, or colleagues, to improve team relationships, performance and retain good staff. This type of mediation tends to be delivered during one working day either at your workplace or a neutral venue, helping those involved to identify an agreed way of working going forward.
Elder Mediation; Mediation aimed at supporting people over the age of 65 years who are affected by conflict in their family or local community.
Mediation Plus is overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees who meet regularly to ensure the aims and objectives of the organisation, as well as the highest standards of service delivery, are met. The Trustees comprise a cross-section of people from our local community and include some of our experienced mediators.
Barbara taught for 30 years in a number of London Secondary Schools in some of the most economically and socially deprived areas.
She has also worked as a consultant and project manager on the development of training, qualifications and exams in numerous sectors.
She is currently a local Parish Councillor, Vice Chair of Stone Cross Windmill Trust and a representative Trustee of Pevensey Town Trust.
Ian is a qualified Accountant having completed his ACCA qualification in 2004.
He is an experienced Business Leader having run a number of Finance teams as well as managing several Manufacturing sites including HR and Personnel Management.
John joined the Board of Trustees in 2021.
A former charity director, he has also run his own executive search business, specialising in advising boards of charity trustees in making senior level appointments.
Caroline has been a mediator with Mediation Plus for 10 years and has had a wide range of practical experience.
In the course of her career she has worked as a planner and partnerships coordinator in local government, as a practice manager and non-executive director for the NHS and as a senior project officer for agencies such as Action in Rural Sussex.
Kendal joined the Board of Trustees in 2021.
Kendal joined Sussex Police in 2004 and in that time has worked in a variety of roles.
Mary joined the Board of Trustees in 2022.
Mary worked for two decades in international development and social investment.
She has been a volunteer mediator with Mediation Plus for five years and has recently embarked on a PhD research project focusing on mediation in family disputes.
She also is the chair of another charity, Migrateful, which supports refugees and asylum seekers and brings people together to dispel myths and preconceptions.
Mary is also the management board of an international development charity.
We have a team of experienced and accredited volunteer mediators based across our area who are vital to the success of our service. They are the people who can help parties in each case to work through their dispute and, if appropriate, reach an agreement or resolution that works for them.
Our mediators come from all walks-of-life and backgrounds. Some have specific qualifications in specialist mediation skills. You can find out more about what they do and how you could join them in our 'Volunteer With Us' section.
Mediation Plus is part of the Sussex Mediation Alliance – the joint voice for community mediation across East and West Sussex. It is supported by the four independent charitable community mediation services that operate across both counties and is the cross-county portal for all the latest news, research and developments in the world of mediation. Along with ourselves, these are:
> Brighton & Hove Independent Mediation Service
> Hastings & Rother Mediation
> West Sussex Mediation