Every family has arguments from time to time, particularly teenagers and parents. Sometimes this can lead to family breakdown. Time 2 Talk helps people talk and listen to each other, and work towards better communication and understanding. We offer help to improve/restore communications with your family, whoever you consider your family to be, whether living together or apart, if the young person is aged between 8 & 18.
Time 2 Talk mediation helps young people and their parents to:
First of all we listen to everyone's side of the story. Then we help you identify what is important to you and, by talking through the issues, help you work things out in a way that is agreeable to everyone. This is usually done over a series of meetings, we can meet you individually or as a family.
We help you agree a way forward. We won't tell you what to do, we don't take sides or blame anyone.
This is agreed with you. Usually we will meet you at home, school or the mediation office.
While every case is different, it is usual to hold 3 - 6 sessions with each session lasting up to an hour.
Everything you tell us is confidential (unless you say otherwise or we are worried about someone's safety or welfare).
This service is free of charge to residents of Hastings & Rother but donations are welcome.
“A very helpful process which has enabled my son and I to talk and understand better. The mediator was excellent and helped us work through some severe difficulties we were having and help create a structure to move forward in the future” – Mr C