The New Different

The New Different

The New Different The impact of COVID-19 on Workplace Relationships   Here’s the first joint blog written by Gail and Lesley, exploring the importance of workplace relationships in the time of COVID:  Restorative-Thinking-The-Impact-of-COVID-19-on-Workplace-Relationships-1.pdf For further information on our e-Learning CPD, ‘Restorative Thinking at Work’, click this...


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Restorative Life Skills programme feedback

Restorative Life Skills programme feedback

‘Restorative Life Skills’ is a Restorative and Relational Intervention Programme, giving participants key life skills in effective relationship strategies (theory and skills), strengthening the process of rehabilitation, particularly with regard to reconnecting with family members, friendship groups and in the workplace. The programme is being delivered in prison and probation settings. At HMP Humber, the programme is delivered by Jodie Coates, Restorative Practice Facilitator. This feedback is from participants of the programme,...


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‘Restorative Thinking at Work’ e-Learning CPD

‘Restorative Thinking at Work’ e-Learning CPD

An e-Learning course to introduce restorative and relational practice in the workplace. Restorative Thinking at Work is for workers and leaders in social care, healthcare, housing, community services, education, voluntary work and care sectors, private companies and those people managing the well being of their team/s.   In the current climate, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed/is changing when and how we work.  Many of us are responding to changing work patterns and how we feel about them.  Work styles have temporarily or permanently...


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Elizabeth Fry Approved Premises deliver ‘Restorative Life Skills’ intervention programme

Elizabeth Fry Approved Premises deliver ‘Restorative Life Skills’ intervention programme

Six group programme facilitators have been trained to deliver our ‘Restorative Life Skills’ programme at Elizabeth Fry Approved Premises.  The programme is delivered with all residents. Comments from facilitators: “It is really good to see how all the material covered in each session is coming together nicely- especially during this session when focusing on restorative way to manage emotions.” “Some really healthy reflections: one person reflected on her own tendency to always give advice and she thought that...


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‘Restorative Life Skills’ programme at HMP Humber

‘Restorative Life Skills’ programme at HMP Humber

HMP Humber contacted us in January 2020 with an interest in restorative practice training and in-house delivery of our ‘Restorative Life Skills’ programme. We delivered staff training in Spring 2020 and also trained experienced group programme facilitators to deliver our ‘Restorative Life Skills’ programme.  The programme is being delivered on a 1:1 basis during physical distancing restrictions. Feedback from staff and programme participants is highly positive.


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Restorative Parenting Awareness Session

Restorative Parenting Awareness Session

We’ve been listening to focus groups of parents and carers in the North West of England and there’s a clear demand for a short Restorative Parenting Awareness Session.  We’ve devised an introduction to restorative parenting, taken from our full ‘Parenting without Conflict’ programme (awarded the Department of Health’s CANparent Quality Mark) and our facilitators have been delivering this one hour session with groups of parents and carers; here are some of their comments:     “I am going to...


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