Previous Workshops held at The Mint House:



Living, Working & Playing with our Teenagers: A Restorative Approach

Thursday 27th April, 9:30am-4:30pm

This one day workshop will explore the particular challenges, joys, and dynamics of working and living in a restorative way with young people in their teens. The values, language, and principles of restorative approaches contribute to building and maintaining positive and mutually respectful relationships. They offer more effective approaches to discipline and boundary setting. At a time when teenagers are going through so many changes our interactions with them are critical to the development of their identities and interests and potentially highly rewarding to our relationships with them. 

Led by Katherine Stoessel who has worked in the field of restorative practice for over 20 years in the UK, the USA, West Africa, the Balkans and Eastern Europe and she is a regular facilitator and trainer for the Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service. She is privileged to work with these powerful and meaningful processes and they underpin her deep commitment to restorative approaches and the profound difference they can make to people's lives.

Workshop cost is £50 per person, (some bursaries are also available) - for further information email RP@minthhouseoxford.co.uk


Introduction to Restorative Practice

Tuesday 7th February, 2017, 10am-4pm

This workshop increases understanding of conflict and wrongdoing from a restorative perspective and explores the principles and values underpinning a restorative approach.

Designed for professionals in the legal field, case referral managers, supervisors of restorative practitioners, and anyone supporting or working alongside restorative practitioners.

At the end of the day you will:

  • Understand the difference regarding discipline and punishment between traditional practices and restorative approaches

  • Understand the principles and values underpinning the theory and practice of restorative approaches

  • Have built awareness of the importance of restorative language

  • Have explored how restorative practice can be applied in their area of work

  • Have an increased understanding of how to manage and support restorative practitioners

Led by Katherine Stoessel who has worked in the field of restorative practice for over 20 years in the UK, the USA, West Africa, the Balkans and Eastern Europe and she is a regular facilitator and trainer for the Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service. She is privileged to work with these powerful and meaningful processes and they underpin her deep commitment to restorative approaches and the profound difference they can make to people's lives.


Lunch-time talk: ‘Building Respectful Families: A Restorative Approach to Child on Parent Violence’

Tuesday, 19 July, 2016 12:45 PM-2:00 PM

Colette Morgan works for SAFE! as the Child on Parent Violence Project Development Manager. Sadly, Child-on-Parent violence is on the rise and this fascinating talk will show us how SAFE! tackles this problem and works with families to cultivate respectful family relationships, for the benefit of all society.

We will even provide you with a free sandwich and a cuppa.