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Supporting students through loss, divorce and associated emotional health issues
04 Jul 2019 - 04 Jul 2019

Supporting students through loss, divorce and associated emotional health issues

July 04. 2019


Why should you attend?

Coping with loss is hard for an adult and it can be even harder for a child or young person. During this seminar, delegates will be helped to understand what loss can be and how loss and divorce affect young people. Strategies to help them move on from death or divorce will be outlined.



  • Loss
  • Divorce
  • Step families
  • Blended families.



10:00               Registration and Tea/Coffee

10:30               Welcome and introduction

10:35               Divorce: statistics, impact on young people, reactions by age, and the effects of new families

11:15               Tea/Coffee                 

11:30               How to support children of divorce

12:45               Lunch

13:30               Bereavement: grief, phases of grief, effects, concepts of death by age, working through questions

14:35               Tea/Coffee

14:30               Coping: behaviour to expect in children and young people, how to listen to young people

15:30               Close of Seminar



Speaker: Jackie Cox

Jackie has trained teachers, teaching professionals, students and their parents both in the UK and in France, Holland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia on issues of pastoral care.  Child Protection, Mental health, Self-harm, Eating Disorders, Stress and Young People in Crisis and other Pastoral Care in education issues for the past 25 years. In 2005, Jackie set up Jackie Cox Educational Training, where she is the sole trainer. ( Jackie has had articles published on Self Harm and Mental Health issues both in magazines and national newspapers. Jackie worked for Lighthouse Professional training and the Boarding Schools Association for their Professional Development Certificate and their Professional Practice Certificate.  Jackie works for The Girls Day School Trust and The Girls Schools Association. 

Jackie has a degree in Psychology and a diploma in counselling.  She is a very experienced counsellor, teacher and counselling supervisor working in schools and on an independent basis. Her casework, which covers more than 50 years, covers a wide variety of conditions concerning relationship, either with self or others. Jackie worked as a Samaritan for many years where she undertook prison visits. Later she co-ordinated Harrow Victim Support Scheme and was the first counsellor to be trained specifically to deal with cases of rape.  Jackie worked at Harrow School for more than 18 years, teaching PSHE and acting as a counsellor to the boys.  In September 2007, she was appointed as the school counsellor for St Paul’s Girl’s school in Hammersmith. In 2010 she was appointed as school counsellor at St Helens Northwood. Jackie is passionate about her work and loves working with young people and the adults who help them in to adulthood.



Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Venue: Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, 68-86 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BT

(This venue was updated on 27 June 2019.)


Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, 68-86 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BT, United Kingdom