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Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution where we help two or more people involved in a dispute to understand each other and to recognise that they can find their own resolutions to conflicts. Mediation can help with disputes between neighbours or local community groups, within families, in school, or in social care or supported living environments. Our Time2Talk service offers mediation to young people and family members of different generations who are experiencing relationship difficulties. Our service supports children and young people aged 9 to 19 and their families or carers across Eastbourne, Wealden and Lewes. Our trained and accredited mediators help you to identify needs, clarify issues, explore solutions and negotiate agreements. Our mediators act as facilitators, helping people to work out a solution that is realistic, practical and workable. The decision making rests with the parties involved and the mediation process is entirely voluntary.
Specialist services for male victims of sexual violence offering 1-1 counselling and therapeutic groups. Mankind define sexual violence as any non-consensual or unwanted act of sexualised violence, coercion, manipulation or abuse including child sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape. The service is specifically designed for adult men, and offers the opportunity to explore what has happened and how it is affecting you.
1-1 counselling offers a private space in which to do this, while group work offers the opportunity to reduce isolation by meeting other men who have had similar experiences. They also offer counselling to partners, family and friends who are supporting a man who has experienced sexual violence. The process begins with an initial meeting to discuss what you are looking for and how they can help.
The Mental Health Foundation have a variety of online resources to help you, including a range of free, downloadable leaflets.
My Sisters' House aim to support a population of vulnerable women who are characterised by a range of issues including histories of physical , emotional and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma, and mental health problems.
They also support women who may be having a difficult time at one point in their lives – a recent loss such as bereavement, suffering poverty from unemployment, relationship breakdown, a victim of crime, accident or illness/disability.
They offer practical, emotional, and therapeutic support to clients in tailor-made interventions that aim to address a range of underlying issues.