Hastings and Rother Mediation

Welcome to our Mediation Service

Established in 1995 our service has a proven track record of helping people to resolve conflict. We facilitate positive, constructive discussions; enabling people to hear one another and to resolve their differences.

FAMILY MEDIATION - Mediation East Sussex offers Family Mediation (divorce or separation) to help agree arrangements for children and/or finance and property. We have venues across Sussex from Hastings to Shoreham-by-Sea. This is a fee-based service but we hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency to deliver family mediation FREE OF CHARGE to those eligible.

NEIGHBOURHOOD MEDIATION - Hastings & Rother Mediation offers mediation to residents in the Borough of Hastings and the District of Rother. This service is free if you are referred by the Police or Optivo Housing Association or by Rother District Council.

TIME 2 TALK – Intergenerational Mediation between children/young people and their parent/s or carer/s. We support families across Hastings & Rother to help them communicate better and work together to find solutions to the difficulties they are facing within the family. This is a free service.

COVID-19 – We are currently conducting our meetings by Zoom. Once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted we hope to be able to re-open our specially adapted meeting room again.

Family Mediation
For all issues surrounding separation or divorce
Family Mediation
Helping neighbours in dispute
Family Mediation
Intergenerational Mediation (between children/young people and their parents/carers)
Family Mediation
takes place in schools, by pupils for pupils.
Family Mediation
resolving disputes between people who work together
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tailored mediation to suit your needs.




For Neighbourhood, Intergenerational (Time 2 Talk) and Workplace mediation services in the Eastbourne and Wealden areas please contact Mediation Plus, who are based in Hailsham, on 01323 442781 or visit Mediation Plus

For Neighbourhood mediation in Lewes and Brighton & Hove, and Intergenerational and Workplace mediation in Brighton and Hove please contact Brighton & Hove Independent Mediation Service on 01273 700812 or visit BHIMS

Latest News...



18 - 22 January

Family Mediation Week

Proud to be supporting Family Mediation Week

click here for more information - FAMILY MEDIATION WEEK - 18 TO 22 JANUARY


5 January 2021

Update regarding lockdown

Update regarding lockdown

We continue to offer mediation using videoconferencing and are still accepting new referrals for all our projects.

Staff will work from home where they are able to do so.

We will continue to respond to phone calls/messages. Alternatively email us:

office@hrmediation.co.uk for all general enquiries or family@mediationeastsussex.co.uk for Family Mediation enquiries.


4 January 2021

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Our office has now re-opened after the Christmas break however our meeting room remains closed to visitors and clients.

For Family (divorce and separation) Mediation enquires please email: family@mediationeastsussex.co.uk

For all other enquiries please email office@hrmediation.co.uk


17 November 2020

25th Anniversary

Celebrating our 25th anniversary!

Hastings and Rother Mediation Service is 25 years old today! Nicola Hawkins set the service up from scratch 25 years ago and remains the Manager today - what an incredible achievement! We celebrated with a Zoom get together this morning and hope to be able to get together in person with staff, trustees and volunteers next Spring.


6 November 2020

Service update

Service Update

As from 5 November the service has suspended all face to face meetings until the end of lockdown. Mediation will continue and all meetings/sessions will be carried out either on the phone or using videoconferencing apps such as Zoom.


4 September 2020

Funding News!

Garfield Weston Foundation

We cannot thank Garfield Weston enough for generosity in funding our Intergenerational Mediation project - Time 2 Talk, it will make an enormous difference.


10 August 2020

ESCC Covid-19 VCSE Emergency Grant Fund

ESCC Covid-19 VCSE Emergency Grant Fund

We are very grateful indeed for the grant we received from East Sussex County Council Covid-19 VCSE Emergency Fund for our Family Mediation project. Their financial support is invaluable to help our service through this difficult time.

National Family Mediation`
awards for all`
Legal Aid Agency
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner
College of Mediators