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Portsmouth Mediation Service

Restorative justice and mediation services


Our assessment service, operated in partnership with Portsmouth City Council Housing Department since 2001, explores opportunities to resolve disagreements.


Our trained mediators are able to quickly build a rapport with the individuals and parties concerned, encouraging them to talk about their concerns and engage in restorative dialogue.


We are driven by a desire to apply restorative solutions to avoid conflict and build long lasting relationships for the future.

Our vision for a Restorative Portsmouth

Latest News

Restorative Service for Portsmouth Residents

For all of us there are times in our life when we encounter some form of conflict or dispute; often just within our own household or family but conflicts or[…]

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PMS Supporting Neighbourhood Police Teams

John and Steve had a great time delivering some restorative practice training to our friends at Waterlooville Police Station.  PMS is committed to supporting local neighbourhood police patrol teams with[…]

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Chair of Trustees leaves a Revitalised Service.

Dr Alex Boyland is pictured delivering his last presentation as Chair of The PMS Board of Trustees at the recent Annual General Meeting. Here Steve our service manager reflects on[…]

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A restorative approach that seeks the peace and prosperity of Portsmouth

We strongly believe that your quality of life, at home and in your community, should not be compromised by dispute or conflict. Our team of highly trained and skilled mediators are here to help you find peace.


We are here to help if you’re experiencing difficulties with your neighbours and will work with you to restore hamony in a positive, empowering and enduring way.

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We support our community police teams by inviting them to refer neighbourhood disputes to our professional and impartial conflict resolution service.

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We promote a culture of tolerance and respect by training primary and secondary school children how to use dialogue to respond to disagreement.

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The University of Portsmouth is a key partner and many law students volunteer with PMS.  We also work with the Student Union Advice Centre and Student Housing to provide services to students.

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Disputes in the workplace can cause misery and drain momentum and profitability. Our workplace mediation service offers a constructive approach focused on the wellbeing of the business and its staff.

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We have hosted conferences to help strengthen and equip the faith communities in Portsmouth through restorative pathways and practice.  We offer training in how to apply restorative approaches to address potential tensions.

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Focus on…

Here is a closer look at some of our recent work.

Training & Equipping

We offer opportunities to train as mediators and restorative justice practitioners, and our courses are fully accredited.

Building Trust in the Workplace

PMS assisted a local service company to resolve a dispute between two employees


By generating a new generation of peacemakers, this exciting project aims to reduce conflict, bullying and low scale anti-social behaviour by training school children as playground mediators

Sort It Out

University students volunteer to training in mediation and restorative justice provided by PMS’ accredited trainers. With the ongoing support of PMS they then offer support to student and community members experiencing conflict.