Judith Mulligan - Director
Judith joined Seesaw as Director in February 2017. Judith has worked with children, young people and their families for over 20 years as a teacher, support worker, mentor and as a supervisor and manager for practitioners working with families. Over the last 10 years Judith has managed services delivering a range of support to children and young people to meet their emotional and educational needs and promote wellbeing. Prior to relocating to Oxford in 2017 Judith worked for charities in London, most recently as Chief Executive of Every Parent & Child
Kathy Moore – Macmillan Children and Families Practitioner
Kathy has been part of the SeeSaw team since 2002 when the pre-bereavement service started, with funding from Macmillan Cancer Care.
Kathy was the first CLIC Sargent Social Worker in Oxford working at the John Radcliffe Hospital when the specialist paediatric oncology unit was established. Kathy’s role at SeeSaw is to support children and families when a parent or sibling is dying. She helps families realise that they do have the skills necessary to be able to communicate with their children, to find the words to use, and decide when and how to say things at this difficult time.
Kathy also supports professionals working with children when a parent or sibling is dying. She is often helped out by 'Cindy' her yellow Labrador.
Eve Robins – Children and Families Practitioner
Eve joined the team in May 2017. Her role at Seesaw is to support families before and after a death of a parent or sibling. She has experience of working in the family support team of an adult hospice and was actively involved with Oxfordshire Cruse for many years. Before joining Seesaw, Eve worked as a social worker in a children’s disability team working with children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.
Lesley Duff – Schools and Families Practitioner
Lesley started working at SeeSaw in 2015. She initially trained as a psychologist and has worked as a school counsellor. She also has 10 years experience of working as a clinical volunteer with groups of bereaved young people. In addition to continuing our support for Oxfordshire schools, Lesley also coordinates our Side by Side programme of activity days and family events and has a special interest in engaging bereaved teenagers.
Jenny Armstrong – Children and Families Practitioner
Jenny has worked with children throughout her working life, firstly as a primary school teacher and then for 13 years as the Children’s Adviser in the diocese of Oxford. Jenny started working for SeeSaw in 2003 as a volunteer support worker before becoming a member of staff in 2006 with responsibility for organising group activities for families. Jenny has written a number of resource books for children including ‘What happens when someone dies?’ which is about funerals.
Ruth Spencer - Children and Families Practitioner
Ruth is our newest member of the Team having joined SeeSaw in June 2018. Ruth has been a Registered Sick Children's Nurse for the past 23 years and has many years' experience in Children's Palliative Care having worked in Helen House Children's Hospice in Oxford working alongside children and families with life-limiting illness. Ruth qualified as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in more recent years and has worked as a Health Visitor and School Health Nurse in Oxfordshire. Ruth is part of the pre-bereavement and post-bereavement support team at SeeSaw.
Jill Childs – Office Manager
Jill is the Office manager for SeeSaw and will generally be the person who answers the phone when you call in. Jill has worked at SeeSaw since 2012.
Jane Elliott – Fundraiser
Jane joined SeeSaw in 2007 and is responsible for raising funds through the local community, businesses and by organising numerous fun events during the year. She has taken part in several of the challenge events that she has organised for SeeSaw, including abseiling and sponsored cycling events. Prior to coming to SeeSaw, Jane worked for other charities including Oxfam and Sobell House Hospice.
Jackie McDowell – Finance Officer
Jackie is the Finance Officer at SeeSaw, she has had many years of finance experience through working for PWC in Reading and then running her own business for 9 years before joining SeeSaw in 2010. Jackie took on the additional role of Trusts and Grants Fundraiser in 2016.
Lucy Wise – Community Fundraiser
Lucy joined the SeeSaw team in early 2016. Lucy's role involves working with individuals and community groups across Oxfordshire to raise funds for SeeSaw, and she also works with Jane to organise fundraising events and activities. Lucy has previously worked in fundraising, marketing and project management roles for charities including Oxfam and Rape Crisis England & Wales.