About our support

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Our churches and faith groups face change, encounter difference and experience conflict. In times of change or challenge, we know that practical support can help.

We offer three kinds of support to groups and individuals:

Facilitated ConversationsHelp in a CrisisCoaching
Support hosting important or potentially difficult conversations Accompanying people struggling with difference or conflict Individual coaching for those in positions of responsibility

We work with large and small groups to enable more open dialogue around important or potentially difficult subjects. This could be helping to prepare for a forthcoming change or discussing a sensitive matter. The goal is to explore the topic in a way that remains respectful and productive.

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We help large and small groups work through difficult situations – including times of transition and conflict. In this work we create space for healthy, inclusive conversations. Our aim is to support people as they work towards the best possible outcome in a manner that can help restore, preserve or deepen relationships.

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In times of change or conflict, we know that leaders can feel isolated or overwhelmed. We offer tailored one-to-one coaching to accompany those in positions of responsibility who would appreciate a sounding board and support.

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We also offer learning programmes to help equip people to recognise, understand and navigate conflict – see our Training & Events page for more information.

Who do we support?

We work with groups and individuals where faith is a key dimension of the community or where this is a contributing factor in a conflict. This includes a wide variety of church denominations, faith groups and organisations.

We are here to help. Please get in touch if you appreciate an open conversation if you are concerned about your group or community or if you would like to invite us to host a conversation with you.

Who delivers the support?

Mediation, training and facilitation are delivered by our dedicated Place for Hope Team. Working in pairs or small groups, these individuals are skilled in understanding conflict and providing support to others. To ensure a quality service and appropriate support, our Team receive on-going training and are supervised during and after all work.

How much does it cost?

Our costs are variable depending on your circumstances and the funding agreement we have in place with different denominations*. Our intention is that cost should not be a barrier to accessing support. Please get in touch to see how we can help. For more information see our Practicalities page.

*For example, we have funding arrangements with the Church of Scotland, and are able to offer some services at minimal or no cost to Church of Scotland congregations and Presbyteries.

How does it work?

If you need any help or support, the first step is to get in touch. Each situation is different – we tailor support to what you need.

We have more information about the support we offer in these sections:

You can also visit our Practicalities page which includes information on cost, confidentiality and how quickly we are able to respond to requests.

If you have any queries about your situation or our process, please call or send us an email.

Please visit our Testimonials page for further comments from people who have engaged our support.


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