Emotional Support / Helpline / Technical
Jackie joined Rural Support as a volunteer shortly after the charity was established in 2002. Jackie is from a farming background working with beef, sheep and poultry. Jackie lives and work part-time on the farm with her family. She is a professional Counsellor with a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Counselling awarded by Queens. She has also completed Feel Good Factor Training, OCN stages 2 & 3 in youth work and Child Protection Training. She has worked with the NSPCC for 7 years as school counsellor and is the Child Protection Officer for the local girls football club.
Jackie enjoys taking calls on the helpline. Jackie also enjoys gaining insight into other issues and sharing experience and information with other volunteers.