Resources

Day 5 – Conversations About Mediation

On Day 5, join in the conversation about family mediation – what it is, how it works, and the benefits for separating families.

How do we start to have the difficult conversation about separating or divorcing? What do we do?  Where do we go?  What about our children?

Day 5 will focus on what participants and other professionals say about family mediation and its benefits for separating families.

Family Mediation: Conversations Worth Having

Find out what John Taylor, chair of the Family Mediation Council, had to say about the FMC 2019 Survey results  showing that family mediation is a highly successful way of helping separating couples resolve disputes, with mediation successful in over 70% of cases.

Day 4 – Conversations About Money

On Day 4, join in the conversation about family mediation – what it is, how it works, and the benefits for separating families.

How do we start to have the difficult conversation about separating or divorcing? What do we do?  Where do we go?  What about our children?

Day 4 will focus on finances and how family mediation can help separating families understand what there is to divide and think about what is best for the family.

Family Mediation: Conversations Worth Having 

Find out what John Taylor, chair of the Family Mediation Council, had to say about the FMC 2019 Survey results  showing that family mediation is a highly successful way of helping separating couples resolve disputes, with mediation successful in over 70% of cases.

Conversations – Day 4

Conversations is a series of podcasts produced for Family Mediation Week, aimed at answering your questions about family mediation and helping you decide whether mediation is right for you. In this episode accredited family mediators Anna Vollans and Sally Clark discuss how working with with an accredited family mediator can help separating families make decisions about money.

Listen to “Conversations – Day 3”

Sorting out the Money – Louisa Whitney

In this article, Louisa Whitney, accredited family mediator from LKW Family Mediation, explains how money issues, which can seem hugely complicated and overwhelming, can be sorted out with the help of a family mediator.

Financial Issues and Mediation – Sally Clark

Sally Clarke is an accredited mediator from Clark Family Law and is the Secretary of the Family Mediators Association. In this article she describes how the process of mediation can assist both parties to understand their financial situation and how with the assistance of the mediator a settlement can be negotiated.

The Divorce – Louisa Whitney

In this blog, Louisa Whitney, accredited family mediator from LKW Family Mediation, explains the current legal divorce process.

Day 3 – Conversations about Children

On Day 3, join in the conversation about family mediation – what it is, how it works, and the benefits for separating families.

How do we start to have the difficult conversation about separating or divorcing? What do we do?  Where do we go?  What about our children?

Day 3 will focus on children and Child Inclusive Mediation as an opportunity to ensure children have a voice; parents can understand better their child’s wishes and feelings and decisions can be made that put children’s needs first.

Family Mediation: Conversations Worth Having 

Find out what John Taylor, chair of the Family Mediation Council, had to say about the FMC 2019 Survey results  showing that family mediation is a highly successful way of helping separating couples resolve disputes, with mediation successful in over 70% of cases.

Conversations – Day 3

Conversations is a series of podcasts produced for Family Mediation Week, aimed at answering your questions about family mediation and helping you decide whether mediation is right for you. In this episode accredited family mediator Louisa Whitney and psychologist Una Archer discuss how separated parents can be helped to make child centred decisions.

Listen to “Conversations – Day 3”

Helping parents to stop putting their children in the middle of their conflict – by Penny Mansfield CBE

Penny Mansfield is the Director of One Plus One, a leading research charity with decades of experience in relationship science.  Their mission is to strengthen relationships for couples, families, communities and workplaces using evidence based training and digital resources. In this article Penny introduces a series of videos,  www.seeitdifferently.org,  which offer parents the opportunity to stand back and see what their children see, hear and feel when they argue. 

Chloe’s Story – Vollans Mediation

This short video, produced by Vollans Mediation, tells the story of Chloe, a teenager struggling to adjust after her parents’ separation. It highlights the benefits of young people working with family mediators to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are met in the process of family separation.

What’s the Use of Going to Mediation? – Lisa Parkinson

Lisa Parkinson, accredited mediator, consultant and trainer, with over 40 years’ experience in family mediation draws on her experience and explores the benefits of mediation, particularly for children.

My parents are separating – what do I do? Bill Hewlett

In this video Bill Hewlett from Civilised Separations explores how children and young people, whose parents are separating, can work with an accredited family mediator to ensure that their voices are heard as decisions are made about their future.

What are the benefits of keeping children out of divorce conflict? – Louisa Whitney

In this article, accredited family mediator Louisa Whitney, LKW Family Mediation, discusses how separating parents can make their separation as constructive as it can be for children.

Day 2 – Conversations about Family Mediation

On Day 2, join in the conversation about family mediation – what it is, how it works, and the benefits for separating families.

How do we start to have the difficult conversation about separating or divorcing? What do we do?  Where do we go?  What about our children?

Day 2 will focus on the opportunities that the Mediation Information and Assessment   Meeting provides for families going through the process of separation and divorce, focusing on it being a first port of call for information about children, divorce and finances, physical, mental and emotional well-being, the availability of Legal Aid, other relevant services and resources as well as getting legal advice.

Family Mediation: Conversations Worth Having 

Find out what John Taylor, chair of the Family Mediation Council, had to say about the FMC 2019 Survey results  showing that family mediation is a highly successful way of helping separating couples resolve disputes, with mediation successful in over 70% of cases.

Conversations – Day 2

Conversations is a series of podcasts produced for Family Mediation Week, aimed at answering your questions about family mediation and helping you decide whether mediation is right for you. In this episode Anna Vollans and Philippa Johnson discuss the benefits to separating families of attending a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting.

Listen to “Conversations – Day 2”

Amongst all the heartache and anger, there is fear – Anne Braithwaite

In this blog, Anne Braithwaite, Chair and Treasurer of the Family Mediators Association, shares her experience as a family mediator and explains some of the benefits of family mediation when separating families are fearful about what the future will bring.

The seven habits of successful mediation participants – Glynne Davies

In this blog written by Glynne Davies, College of Mediators, discover seven habits of successful mediation participants.

My Ex-Partner Is Abusive. Is It Right To Expect Me To Go To Mediation? – Anna Vollans

In this blog, written by Anna Vollans for Only Mums and Only Dads, find out how attending a MIAM can help you work out whether family mediation is right for you, especially if you have experienced domestic abuse.

Day 1 – Conversations about Family Mediation

On Day 1,  join in the conversation about family mediation – what it is, how it works, and the benefits for separating families.

Family Mediation: Conversations Worth Having 

Find out what John Taylor, chair of the Family Mediation Council, had to say about the FMC 2019 Survey results  showing that family mediation is a highly successful way of helping separating couples resolve disputes, with mediation successful in over 70% of cases.

Conversations – Day 1

Conversations is a series of podcasts produced for Family Mediation Week, aimed at answering your questions about family mediation and helping you decide whether mediation is right for you. In this episode we speak to Ewan Malcolm and Jane Robey (Family Mediation Council) discuss the benefits to separating families of working with an accredited family mediator.

Listen to “Conversations – Day 1”

Understanding Family Mediation – Ministry of Justice

This short video, produced by the Ministry of Justice explains what family mediation is and its benefits for separating families.

What Does Family Mediation Involve? – Jane Robey

Jane Robey, Chief Executive of National Family Mediation explains what’s involved in the process of family mediation 

When You Separate, Where Do You Start? – John Hind

In this video, John Hind from Compass Resolution explores the options available to separating couples.

Somebody, Please Help! – Philippa Johnson

Philippa Johnson, a member of the Family Mediators Association, shares some top tips for people going through family breakup who need help from somewhere but don’t know where to get it.

Family Mediation: Speak Freely, Listen, Understand and then Problem Solve – David Emmerson

David Emerson, a member of Resolution, explains family mediation and how the process works to achieve positive outcomes for separating families.