Neighbours in Dispute Over Smoking

Karen and her boyfriend Paul (downstairs) had been living downstairs in a house conversion for three years when Glenda and her partner Graham with their two young children moved in upstairs.  The couple in the downstairs flat smoked at home and wanted to carry on with their routines and lifestyle. However, the smell of cigarette smoke provoked … Read more

The Wonderful World of Online Mediation – Heather Loebl’s Zoom Training

Our organisation is constantly progressing, fine-tuning and innovating ways to communicate, and the COVID pandemic makes no exception to this. The UK’s lockdown has accelerated Calm Mediation’s progress and accessibility by allowing us to make use of all online resources available to us. Zoom video conferencing has been one of the game-changers for us during … Read more

Have you been a victim of burglary?

The psychological effects of burglary are present in at least 60% of victims who report feelings of anger, shock, worry and fear. If you have been a victim of a burglary, you may have questions about the incident. ‘Why me?’ ‘Were they watching me?’ ‘Am I safe?’ ‘What did they do with my personal items?’ ‘Do … Read more

An Interview with Dave Walker MBE – Director of Mediation at Southwark Mediation Centre

As Calm Mediation and Southwark Mediation Centre prepare to work more closely together, we spoke to Dave Walker, the director of mediation at Southwark Mediation Centre, about his experience in the world of mediation and in life.  Describe the growth of Southwark Mediation Centre.  I feel the growth of the centre is down to the creativity and … Read more

Restorative Justice Helpline for Referrers 

From the 1st June 2020 all practitioners working with victims and offenders will have access to our dedicated helpline.   Our team will be on hand from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday to answer your queries;    offering advice and information   discuss potential referrals and provide case updates   referral forms    and the option for victims and/or offenders to speak directly to … Read more

Our RJ Service Manager takes part in the Crimestoppers podcast series, Community Conversations.

Crimestoppers have produced a series of podcasts called Community Conversations where a panel and audience discuss knife crime in local communities.  Each episode focuses on a specific issue and Julie our Restorative Justice Service manager, was invited to attend the Community Conversation on RJ. As well as Julie you will hear from two other panellists; … Read more

My Volunteer Experience of Being a Community Mediator

Q2: What do you enjoy most about volunteering?

By day a professional coach supporting executives in the corporate sector, Anita Ferrari is also one of our volunteer mediators, giving up some of her spare time to provide a valuable service to the community. In this interview she reflects on her volunteering experience. We asked Anita Ferrari, a professional Coach, some questions about her volunteering experience at Calm … Read more

‘Lodon Victim and Witness Service’ (LVWS) – Restorative Justice service

From 1st April 2019 the ‘London Victim and Witness Service’ (LVWS) led by Victim Support will be available pan-London and Restorative Justice (RJ) is an embedded part of that provision. Calm Mediation will be the provider of RJ and casework can be referred via or call 020 7603 4014. Calm Mediation have provided RJ … Read more

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