Welcome to Young Talk – Peer Mediation in Scotland
Covid 19 Update
I hope you are all keeping well and safe in these very difficult times. I am sure that like staff at Scottish Mediation you are working from home where it is possible. I want to keep things moving in relation to Peer Mediation and be prepared when we get back to normal. Therefore, it is important to say that Peer Mediation training will be up and running when we can, so watch this space, and Twitter. You can check out my blog on Peer Mediation HERE
However, I’d like to share some good news about online workshops for adults and young people. See details below.
Following the very successful Peer Mediation Training for Trainers course, we are now delivering this training online. For more information please click HERE
In addition we can offer an online workshop for young people, to learn techniques that can improve relationships that may be at risk of breaking down during the Covid 19 restrictions.
You can also check out this podcast where we are talking about Young Talk and Peer Mediation by clicking HERE
And remember there is also our Young Talk APP that you can access via smart and android phones under Young Talk peer mediation.
I would love to hear from anyone who would like to discuss the development of peer mediation with children or young people, either in education or community settings. Please see my contact details below.
Sarah Welsh, Peer Mediation Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are delighted to have received some funding from the Foundation Scotland Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund (https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund/) to deliver some online training sessions for young people to support them to deal with the impacts that the Covid-19 pandemic is having upon their relationships.
We are hearing lots of stories about young people struggling with the current situation as a result of lockdown, social-distancing, not being able to socialise in the same way, and with the regular interruptions to their lives and their schooling. These issues are leading to tensions which are having a knock-on effect on their relationships, whether that is with their peers, friends, families, school-staff, carers or others.
We believe that young people need support to navigate these tricky times and so have adapted our peer mediation programme to a shorter online version, which can offer young people some essential skills, techniques and practical tools to support them to deal positively with the challenges they are facing.
The training sessions are aimed at young people of high school age and can be delivered over a 2 hour (or 2 school periods) session. Delivery days and times are negotiable to fit in with the school.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Sarah Welsh on email@example.com and she would be happy to have a conversation with you to see how best to fit your needs.