Are you looking for a family mediator to help with communication and decision making?  There are a few things you might want to think about and check out before choosing who to approach.  These include the type of disagreements, the qualifications of the mediator and any fees or charges that apply.   What is the…

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After a year like no other, it is more important than ever that children are supported to keep in touch with both parents after separation, when it is safe and possible for them to do so, says Stuart Valentine, Chief Executive of Relationships Scotland Bringing up children, as all parents will know, can be highly challenging.…

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It goes without saying that 2020 did not turn out as we had envisaged. The Covid pandemic hit us in March and the mediation world, as others, scrambled to respond to a ‘work at home’ directive. Relationships Scotland had signed up to the Scottish Mediation Charter and planned to partner with Scottish Mediation to raise…

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Family mediation helps families in conflict understand and communicate with each other better so they can make practical plans for the future. Our trained mediators understand the complexity of family life, separation, divorce and family restructuring. They won’t take sides, make judgements or give advice. They work with families in conflict to help them communicate…

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Parents can often find it difficult to talk with their children about separation, or to listen to their children’s views about changes in the family. When children and young people don’t know what is happening, they can sometimes think that the separation or changes are their fault, or they might worry that the separation will…

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At the start of Family Mediation Week 2021 we invite you to watch the video at the link below to see what happens at Family Mediation and find out how it can help parents who split up to discuss and agree a positive way forward for them as a family: watch video 86% of mediation…

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We have launched the recruitment for our next delivery of the Certificate in Couple Counselling.  This is a post qualifying COSCA-validated specialist course for experienced counsellors. The Certificate in Couple Counselling (Cert CC) provides additional specialised training in counselling adult couples and working with relationships. The course is practice-based with supervised placements available across Scotland.…

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