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Course Date

September 8, 2020

Course Cost


Coffee and registration from 9.30 am (lunch included)

Course Time

10:00 - 16:00


Radisson Blu Hotel

The Royal Mile
80 High Street

To register for the waiting list, please email

Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 working days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 working days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

Audience - Colleagues with a responsibility for Young People

Mental health problems which begin in childhood and adolescence can have a range of negative impacts on individuals and families, which can continue into adult life unless properly treated. The majority of adult mental health problems begin in childhood, with 50 per cent of adult mental health problems (excluding dementia) starting before the age of 15, and 75 per cent starting before the age of 18.

This one day course will be led by Jackie Cox, one of the UK’s foremost trainers of Pastoral Care to practitioners working in the school context - .

During this course, delegates will refresh listening skills and then progress to the more concerning, deeper issues that trouble young people.  Death, divorce and young people’s re-actions to these, self-harming behaviours, anger, school refusal will be discussed with proven ways of helping young people work through these. 

In addition, how to listen to disclosures of abuse will be covered, together with how to listen and help those with deep depression and yes, even suicidal thoughts.

Who should attend?   In general terms, all those interacting with young people will benefit, though it is recommended that delegates should have completed the basic Counselling for Non-Counsellors course or equivalent. Specifically, nurses, matrons, boarding house staff, teachers, Year Heads, Pastoral Care Heads will all learn and benefit from this course.

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