Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service

Watch this short film for….

video by Justin Spray

Welcome to our website! Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service is a registered charity that offers mediation and other conflict resolution services for people in Brighton & Hove and the Lewes District of East Sussex.

Our main focus is providing support in neighbour disputes, but we also provide a range of other services which are covered in the list below.  

Please Note: Like many other organisations we are able to provide face-to-face services only in limited circumstances, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also experiencing increased demand on our services, so if you contact us, please be aware that we will not be able to respond as quickly as usual.  

For information on how we may be able to help, please follow the links below: 

  1. Seeking support for conflict you are having with neighbours or other residents? Please watch our Video above and visit our Top Tips for Neighbour Disputes pageTo find out about the mediation services we provide for neighbour disputes, visit our Community Mediation page. 

  2. In private rented accommodation and worried that your housing may be at risk because of conflict?  Please go to our page: When Conflict Affects Your Housing .

  3. A local employer seeking support with conflict in the workplace? Please visit our page on Workplace Mediation.

  4. An organisation that supports residents and want to make a referral for mediation services?  Please visit our Agency Referral Forms page.

  5. An organisation wishing to train its staff or service users in mediation and conflict resolution skillsPlease contact us directly to discuss your needs.  

  6. Are you seeking couples or family mediation services? We are sorry, but we do not provide such services at present. We recommend you contact our sister service Mediation East Sussex.


Our film “Tempest”, below, which won the National Mediation Video of the Year Award 2018, dramatizes a typical neighbour dispute and the impact it has on the people involved. It is directed by filmmaker and mediator Justin Spray.