Restorative Justice Practitioner and Volunteer Wellbeing
Posted on: 24th, July 2023
Our committed team of practitioners and volunteers make it possible for us to deliver a Restorative Justice service to those who need it. Restorative Justice cases can be complex, so it’s important that our team is well-supported. By caring for their own wellbeing, our teams can also better support our service users.
All our team managers hold regular check-ins with staff practitioners and volunteers, which are an opportunity to discuss with them what support is required.
Dave Pascoe, Service Delivery Manager in North Yorkshire, said, “being a Restorative Justice facilitator is rewarding but can be demanding, practitioners put a lot into a case”.
Regular check-ins make sure that our practitioners and volunteers have the chance to talk about the impact of facilitating Restorative programmes.
Case supervision is essential and occurs in every case to ensure the case is being conducted in the best possible way and nothing is missed. It is also an opportunity for practitioners to discuss how cases may be impacting on them and these discussions might involve asking for advice or support.
Restorative Justice is suitable for a range of cases and can involve sensitive topics, so case supervision makes sure that our team always feels supported. If practitioners feel that they need additional support, counselling services are also available free of charge.
Mental health first aid training
Many Restorative Solutions team members have undergone mental health first aid training, which provides the understanding and tools to help those struggling with their mental health. Mental health first aiders are trained to spot early signs of mental ill-health and how best to support individuals.
Get in touch
If you’re based in Dorset and feel as though Restorative Justice is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.