Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

We are a charity based in Edinburgh, Scotland with expertise in mediation. Our award-winning digital resources and free training and events improve understanding of conflict and emotional needs, to transform relationships and lives.

Headline Statistics - National Survey 2023

My family argues every week

39% of young people say that conflict happens at home at least weekly.

I need someone to talk to

68% of young people would like more support to address conflict at home from outside their family or friends.

Mental Health

51% acknowledged that arguments at home affected their mental health, and for some the effects were severe.

We argue every week

62% of parents/carers are involved in disagreements/arguments with their teenagers/young people weekly.

Mental Health

70% of parents/carers acknowledged arguments at home affected their mental health, and for some the effects were severe.

Support to address conflict at home

84% of parents/carers said they would like more support to come from outside the family.

Working with families

97% of practitioners agreed that conflict was a regular occurrence for families they worked with.

Homelessness and sofa surfing

70% stated that homelessness/sofa surfing was frequently experienced by the young people they work with.

Feeling unskilled

38% of practitioners did not have the necessary knowledge/skills to address conflict with families they worked with.

Statistics taken from SCCR 2023 National Survey.

Highlights

Welcome to the Brain's Amazing Drugs Cabinet

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The Science Behind Conflict

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Ani Up All Night

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Brainy Stuff

Create #CranialCocktail

Meet your emotional homunculus, the part of the brain that uses feelings and emotions to decide how we will act and react.

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Can you #KeepTheHeid

Take the quiz, discover who you are in the Circus of Life and share your thoughts on how you Flip your Lid or Keep the Heid in conflict.

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#MonkeyVsLizard... Fight!

Take our fun quiz to figure out what kind of brain you are: the reactive Lizard, or the reflective Monkey?

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Get your Three Brains in harmony

Discover how your brain, heart and gut work need to be in sync, just like a band, to get the most out of your mind-body connection.

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Upcoming events

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    PROF/PRAC/VOL EVENT-Conflict Resolution Series - Resilience: Bouncing Back

    28 February 2024 | 12:00 - 12:45

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    SCCR Conflict Resolution Online Course - 'Untangling the Knots'

    15 April 2024 - 1 May 2024 | 10:00 - 12:30

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