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An introduction to mediation for health practitioners, GPs, and counsellors

As a health practitioner, you work with a wide range of people with individual needs and circumstances. Many families will have separated and will need to make arrangements for their children (such as where they will live or when/how often they will see different family members) or discuss property and finances.

Making these arrangements isn’t easy, and people often do not know where to turn to help them sort things out. Family mediation can help.

The Family Mediation Council is hosting a webinar for health practitioners to explain what family mediation is and how it can help families.

Watch the recording.

Your speakers
Mary Raymont has been a family law solicitor for 31 years and a family mediator for 25 years. During this time Mary was head of the family team at a law firm in the Southeast.  Mary also taught an Advanced Diploma in Litigation for Law South in conjunction with Nottingham Law School for ten years.  Mary was accredited for the Law Society Children Panel for 20 years. Mary is currently a Law Society Accredited Family Mediator.  Mary is qualified to conduct Child Inclusive Mediation and Hybrid mediation. For the past five years, Mary has run Advantage Mediation Ltd, a family mediation service online and in Kent and in London.  Mary continues to work as a lawyer locum family lawyer.
Ruth Hay is passionate and committed to facilitating families and professionals to achieve the best outcomes for adults and children alike in the family arena.

Ruth has been working with families since 2008 therapeutically and in family mediation. Having trained in civil mediation in 2011 and family mediation in 2013 she works as an independent FMC-accredited mediator, is qualified in direct child consultation, and is a trained parental coordinator.  She is a former board member of the FMA and recently appointed member of the Family Justice Council .

Having worked offering support, education, coaching, and mediation for over 25 years now, Ruth has a broad understanding of the issues that families can face and views empowering families and professionals to adapt to and manage change as critical in the family arena. She has a particular interest in equality of services in domestic abuse and safeguarding for all.

Specialties: Family Mediation covering all issues, Financial, Child, and Child inclusive, Parenting Coordinator, Coaching, Personal Development, Stress management, Effective communication strategies, and Managing change.