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3 Top Tips for Parents – from someone speaking from experience

Emily Morris 23 is a Fixer. She is also in her final year of her law degree at The University of York. Emily’s parents are divorced. This process began whilst Emily was an A-Level student living at home. Emily found …

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Please Listen

John Bell of the Iona Community spoke recently on BBC4’s Thought for the Day about the importance of families having meals together, talking about their day and listening to each other. This sounds like a simple prescription, yet as John …

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Don’t Listen to Us!

This video, created in partnership with charity Voices in the Middle, features young people explaining (sarcastically) why there’s no point in listening to them. We hope you will anyway!

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My parents’ separation would have been less upsetting for everyone if my parents had known about mediation

 I was chatting to my new hairdresser (Mandy, 23). She asked me what I do for a living – “I try to help separating and divorcing families talk through some of the upset and conflict and help sort out arrangements …

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When you shouted . . .

This video was created in partnership with charity Voices in the Middle, and features a poem based on lines contributed by young people describing what it feels like to be shouted at. You can find Voices in the Middle on Twitter …

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Mediation is a Better Way

I have chosen to share this part of my story because I believe that separation is a moment of absolute crisis. How we cope and work through that crisis shapes us and our children. When everything feels out of control …

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A Better Way – Family Mediation

In these two videos Ashley Palmer shares with us her experience of childhood conflict and explains how family mediation might have helped her.    

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Lasting Damage: is there a Better Way?

Over the years I’ve seen a lot of changes not only in the practice of family law but also in the backgrounds of clients. For many people in the early 80’s separation stigmatised them because they were the only members …

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What are we doing for Family Mediation Week?

Dear Mediators, As I am sure you are aware, Family Mediation Week is happening next week 23rd January – 27th January 2017 There is lots being organised nationally for the week including :- A specially commissioned music video Young peoples …

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Proof that Family Mediation works in Ireland

Family Mediation in Ireland   Sabine Walsh, President of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland explains that family mediation in Ireland is in a phase of unprecedented development at present. Family mediation in Ireland is provided by the state funded Family …

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