Solution Talk - Supporting Mediators Mediation Practice Supervision and Professional Development Events


Professional mediation practice supervision is essential for anyone working in a professional capacity as a mediator, giving you the opportunity to offload and debrief when your work has impacted on you; either in a group or one to one session.

Typically our group meetings enable you to learn from each other, discuss your cases, consider a range of approaches and share your concerns, questions and successes with other professionals.

One to one sessions encourage reflection and discussion on best practice.

All supervision takes place in a confidential and safe environment and our supervisors are accredited annually by the College of Mediators.

What we charge

  • One to one supervision (1 hour) - £50 per session
  • Group supervision for up to 6 people (1 1/2 hours) - £200 per session
  • Group case discussion for between 7 - 14 people (2 hours) - £250 per session

What you need to do

  • Arrange a suitable meeting place / room and refreshments
  • Provide a purchase order number or name of person who has authorised payment
  • Arrange an interpreter if required
  • Advise us if there are any particular issues / topics you would like us to cover

What Solution Talk will do

  • Arrange a mutually agreeable date / time when supervision can take place
  • Agree a price with you prior to any supervision meetings taking place

 To discuss your requirements or for more information please contact us using the details below.

Feedback from an experienced mediator on their supervision session - "I want to say a big thank you for supervision, it has really made me reflect on my practice and given me new insights in to dealing with 'stuck' situations. Being able to talk with a mediator who has a wealth of experience provokes thought and gains insight. It also offers the reassurance that you need that you are on the right track. Just as we need to be able to build trust with clients, the mediator supervisor needs to do the same thing for the mediator, so you feel you can talk about tough cases, not be judged and given feedback that will help your practice grow."



  • To be a centre of excellence for skilled professional mediators in the North of England
  • And to raise awareness and provide a responsive, sustainable and accessible service for all


  • To work collaboratively and share best work practices
  • To provide group and peer supervision
  • Be a regional voice to promote the profession, ensure mediators are seen as professional and lobby for service standards
  • To provide quality training
  • Be a forum for mediators and mediation services


  • Professional
  • Value each others time and be committed to the network
  • Be inclusive
  • Self development
  • Solution focused and constructive
  • Forward thinking
  • Mutual respect

2019 / 2020 NETWORK EVENTS

Hosted & Supported by Shoosmiths, Manchester 

  • 11 June 2020 - cancelled due to COVID19
  • 13 October 2020 - "Inheritance Mediation" - an interactive information session facilitated by Ed Johnson, Northwest Mediation (, followed by "Dementia Awareness" - information session, facilitated by John Holland ( and finishing with "Different Communication Styles" - spontaneous, controlling, cautious or precise? An interactive workshop looking at how to assess clients' (and others') communication techniques quickly, and how to apply that assessment in your practice, using iMA by Alison Bull & James Knight, Mills & Reeve LLP.  

Dates for 2020 - 19 February, 11 June and 13 October

For more information or to book a place at one of our future network event then contact us. Some feedback from the last event can be found on our Testimonials page.


The Midlands Mediation Network is an inclusive group of people interested in working together to raise the profile of mediation as a positive means of resolving conflict.  The network will act to ensure the effective development and sharing of information and good practice within all aspects of mediation.


  • 25 June 2020 - cancelled due to COVID19

Dates for 2020 - 17 March, 25 June, November date to be confirmed

For more information and to book your place email or check out the website.



Hosted & Supported by Ward Hadaway, Newcastle

  • 8 September 2020 - agenda to be finalised

TO BOOK AND FOR MORE INFORMATION - details to follow shortly


The College of Mediators is a membership body for mediators working in all areas of practice, family, workplace, community, intergenerational, commercial, restorative practice and more.

The College is an independent standards setting organisation which approves mediation training providers.


  • To Be Confirmed - 2020 - Annual Conference, Birmingham - cancelled due to COVID19

For more information contact the College or check out the website.


The National Mediation Awards 2020 will take hosted by Shoosmiths LLP in Manchester on on 23 September 2020.  This will be a lunchtime event, with more details to follow. 

The Civil Mediation Council and the College of Mediators are collaborating together to present this high profile and prestigious all-mediation event. As membership organisations for mediators from all sectors, both are committed to setting and maintaining professional standards for mediators, increasing awareness of mediation. Both welcome the opportunity presented by The National Mediation Awards to: 

  • Raise the profile of mediation and mediators
  • Demonstrate collaboration between mediation organisations to promote and develop the field of mediation
  • Highlight excellent mediation practice and the credibility of the mediation profession.
Mediation Events & Mediator Networking