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 provide Family Mediation across Sussex. As a result of COVID-19 most of our Family Mediation is currently via videoconference. We are however (COVID-19 rules permitting) able to offer a limited number of in-person appointments at our office in St Leonards.

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 – As of June 2021 we can offer meetings by videoconferencing (Zoom) or face to face in our specially adapted meeting room.

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For all issues surrounding separation or divorce
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Helping neighbours in dispute
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Intergenerational Mediation (between children/young people and their parents/carers)
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find ways to manage a difficult situation more easily
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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...

10 August 2022

National Lottery Community Fund

We are so grateful for our National Lottery Community Fund grant

We are just coming to the end of the first year (of five) of our Community Fund Lottery grant, how time flies!

For the year April 2021 to March 2022 we:

Worked with 44 families (Time2Talk Mediation)

Worked on 67 neighbourhood disputes

Received 264 Family Mediation referrals

7 June 2022


We need your help!

As part of the continuous fundraising that we do to keep our Time2Talk project free of charge to our families, we are very pleased to announce that ASDA have accepted us into their ‘Green Tokens’ scheme.

We are now LIVE!

Please go to their voting page https://www.asda.com/green-tokens and select ‘St Leonards on Sea’ from the drop down box and select Hastings and Rother Mediation Service to place your vote. You can vote every 7 days so please do return there every week to vote if you can.

The organisation that gets the most online votes gets £500, second £400 and third £300 at the end of the voting period - Friday 30 September.

Every vote counts!


25 May 22

We are hiring - join our team!

We are hiring - exciting new vacancy!

Senior Administrator

Part-time 25hrs / week

We are seeking a proactive and motivated administrator with strong interpersonal and IT skills to support our team of Family Mediators. Being a team player is essential and full training in family mediation support will be given.

Salary £22,346 pa pro rated

Full details and an application form available from: office@hrmediation.co.uk or 01424 446808

Closing date: 12:00hrs on Weds 8 June

25 February 2022

Funding News!

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation funding news!

Hastings and Rother Mediation Service is very pleased and grateful to Trusthouse Charitable Foundation who have given us a grant towards funding for our Neighbourhood Mediation and Intergenerational Mediation (Time2Talk) projects.

We are so pleased to be able to continue to offer mediation support for residents of Hastings and Rother for these 2 projects FREE OF CHARGE.


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