Scottish Mediation is a membership organisation. We welcome applications from any interested parties to become a member. There are also plenty of membership benefits available when you join. To join now please click the link above or scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the membership form.
If you want to learn more about membership via video, please click on the following links:
Individual Membership – click HERE
Registered Practitioner – click HERE
Share and Learn
Get involved with groups such as the Workplace and Employment Initiative Group to share expertise and benefit from others’ experience, skills and knowledge of mediation.
Free and Discounted Events
Improve and update your practice skills through participation in CPD events for mediators and anyone who is involved in dispute resolution, at an exclusive discounted Scottish Mediation member rate.
Mediators on the Scottish Mediation Register can appear in the Find a Mediator section of the Scottish Mediation website. Registered mediators may also join the panel which undertakes mediations referred via the Scottish Mediation Helpline.
Registered mediators can join Scottish Mediation panels of volunteers to provide pro-bono mediations for our Third Sector Project and in court.
Members who have completed the appropriate mediation training (see Practice Standards for Mediators below) can join a volunteer panel (also part of our Third Sector Project) and co-mediate with an experienced practitioner in order to gain experience towards accreditation with the Scottish Mediation Register.
Join and participate in an active community in which you can engage with fellow professionals who supply and purchase mediation services.
Latest news, events, ideas and developments in mediation along with upcoming training and job opportunities. We also provide newsflashes on special events, jobs and contracts.
Advertise your event or training workshops in our monthly newsletter, Collaborate and on the Scottish Mediation website. Scottish Mediation members may place a half page advert in Collaborate for free; Members can enjoy a reduced rate of £75 for a full page advert.
Access member only resources, including model CPD and mediation logs. This growing area uses member feedback to influence content.
Support for Professional Standards
Through the Scottish Mediation Register we provide the opportunity to share learning from complaints, and various other issues that may arise. We do not provide mediation training, however, we have a list of training providers, many of whom are accredited by ourselves (those that include the accreditation logo). Click HERE for training providers.
Membership of the SMR is a professional standard for mediators. Mediators who appear on the SMR can call themselves Scottish Mediation Registered Mediators and are entitled to use the SMR logo next to their name.
If you are a mediation practitioner and would like to join the Scottish Mediation Register, you must meet the Practice Standards for Mediators. These standards ensure that mediators have had sufficient training, have completed ongoing CPD and have appropriate insurance and procedures for complaints. Joining the Scottish Mediation Register includes membership of Scottish Mediation.
If you don’t yet meet the standards required to join the Register, or if you are member of the public, professional or organisation with an interest in mediation, you can still join Scottish Mediation as a member and have access to a wealth of benefits and members only resources.