Gerry Jackson, Member of the International Stress Management Association, Member of the Emergency Planning Society
Specialising in Post Trauma Psychosocial Care, Stress Management, and other Interpersonal Skills training, Gerry has wide ranging experience of providing support, consultancy and facilitating training and workshop groups in commerce, industry, local authorities and emergency services both nationally and internationally.
He is also an experienced counsellor specialising in similar areas to those above with a wide variety of clients including emergency services personnel and staff from commercial organisations.
Gerry has proven skills in identifying training needs, designing and delivering innovative and interactive courses and workshops in all aspects of management, stress, interpersonal relationships and related fields.
He served 30 years in the Metropolitan Police leading teams of uniform and detective officers operationally and with responsibility for their appraisal and personal development. Gerry trained at the National Police Staff College in management issues and skills. He has a wide experience of change management and conflict resolution. He trained as a trainer in the Police and managed a team of 7 training staff identifying training needs, designing and delivering innovative training for 500 operational police officers and civilian staff.
Trauma Work and Trauma Training
He has personal experience of attending the scenes of many major disasters, leading a team of body recovery personnel, including Lockerbie, Kegworth and the Marchioness Riverboat Disaster and those experiences give him a unique ability to share his knowledge and understanding with others in a wide variety of training groups.
He has many years experience of providing support for people following major disasters, including rail disasters, aviation disasters, the tragedy in Warwickshire when 12 children died in a minibus crash and many less serious traumatic incidents. Together with this experience he is careful to keep himself at the leading edge of theory and practice in the field. This includes the very recent guidance documents from NATO, the European Union and the NHS.
He has provided Trauma Support training for a number of Fire Brigades and Police Forces and the Police Service of Northern Ireland and other police forces in providing training for their body recovery teams. Again that experience gives him a useful familiarity with some of the problems facing emergency services personnel and others working in major incidents.
He has also recently provided training for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Virgin Trains, Dudley and Birmingham Councils and the British Association of Airline Pilots.
Events for which he has provided support, both for primary victims and rescuers and workers include:
Minibus crash on the M40 involving the death of 12 children and their teacher, 1993
Southall and Ladbroke Grove train crashes, 1997 and 1999
British Airways crash at Heathrow Airport, January 2008
Helicopter crash in the North Sea, when 18 oil workers died, April 2009
Various fire-fighters after a variety of incidents
Bank raids, accidents, robberies etc
Delegate reviews of his training include:
“One of the most valuable courses I have attended.”
“A good course, well presented.”
“The best course I have ever been on.”
“Being a good facilitator, picked up on what we needed to talk about.”
“Exceptional, he involved everybody.“
His training clients have included:
- Various Airlines and Airports
- Various Primary Care Trusts
- NatWest Bank
- Major providers of counselling services
- Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency
- Royal Bank of Scotland group
- Various train operating companies
- Wiltshire Police
- Hampshire and Berkshire Fire Brigades
- Department of the Environment
- British Council
- Hanson Aggregates
- Local Authorities