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Training to foster a healthy and resilient workforce

Investing in health and wellbeing for individuals and teams

Whether you’re working in relief, development or mission, our learning events provide the knowledge and skills to respond to a broad spectrum of personal and workplace challenges.  Topics covered include stress, trauma, resilience, team conflict, family liaison and travel health.

For further information contact us on training@interhealth.org.uk or
44 (0) 20 7902 9005

To view, download our print our 2014 Training Calendars, click here for UK, or here for our East Africa.

The Coaching Workshop for Christian Leaders

The Coaching Workshop for Christian Leaders
London, United Kingdom

22 Oct - 24 Oct

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After the 3-day intensive workshop you will be able to:

  •     Listen actively so others feel you understand them.
  •     Ask powerful questions that initiate a change of thinking.
  •     Generate feedback that avoids defensiveness.
  •     Design action steps that will actually be accomplished.
  •     Follow-up to increase learning and accountability.


In addition, the program will cover:

  •     Naturally using the COACH Model™.
  •     Adopting the mindsets of transformational leaders.
  •     How to integrate coaching skills into your leadership roles.

Kevin Stebbings, CPC, ACC

Kevin is from London, England and he has lived in Europe, Asia, and the USA. As a seminar leader and coach he specializes in time management, team diversity and cultural stress. Kevin trained as an engineer in London and is a graduate of the International Coaching Academy in Melbourne.. He is a certified professional coach and credentialed coach with the International Coach Federation. He has a passion to empower others to live effectively and impact their communities.

When you take the Coaching Workshop for Christian Leaders, you get practical ministry skills training.

21 credit hours toward an International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach credential can be earned with a $450 upgrade.

Time

22 Oct 09:00 - 24 Oct 17:00

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

One & Half Day Training
London, United Kingdom

30 Oct - 31 Oct

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When disaster strikes – confidently support staff after overwhelming events

Our one and a half day workshop offers you the opportunity to learn and develop simple, practical and effective strategies for supporting colleagues, team members and volunteers in the aftermath of overwhelming events.

Integrating both theory and hands-on practice, this workshop is based on the latest research into risk and resilience. It also draws on our extensive clinical experience of working with traumatic stress, together with our long-standing knowledge of the relief, development, missions and expeditions sectors.

What will the course cover?

Day One will provide you with an accessible and engaging introduction to acute stress, including the latest research on the neuroscience of trauma and on the impact of trauma on both individuals and groups. We will also be exploring in-depth the phases of responding in a crisis and providing an overview of the core actions of Psychological First Aid.

On Day Two, we take half a day to build on your theoretical awareness with a series of practical skills exercises designed to boost your capacity and confidence to deliver Psychological First Aid following traumatic events.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define the basic objectives of Psychological First Aid and identify its limitations
  • Describe the impact of traumatic stress on both the body and mind
  • Identify the broad range of normal early reactions that people can experience in the immediate aftermath of a crisis
  • Deliver basic briefings on stress and trauma to colleagues and team members following critical incidents
  • Explore personal responses to distress and understand the role that awareness and active self-care play in your teams’ capacity to help others
  • Effectively use active listening skills to contain and stabilise a team member or colleague following a critical incident
  • Gain practical and emotional assistance that complements and bolsters the coping skills of colleagues or team members
  • Conduct a basic risk assessment using major risk factors for psychological distress
  • Recognise when  to refer team members for further support
  • Help team members and colleagues devise a robust, culturally relevant post-incident action plan
  • Explore organisational protocols which may be required in order to promote Psychological First Aid.

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of people responding to a crisis for a robust, evidence-informed support protocol for those affected. While anyone who is interested is welcome to attend, we focus particularly on country directors, line managers, supervisors and team leaders and expedition leaders who oversee people in challenging environments, including conflict zones and humanitarian emergencies.

Venue

InterHealth Worldwide, 63-67 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Time

30 Oct 09:30 - 31 Oct 12:30

Cost

10% Early Booking Discount Available

£166 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £195 + VAT (Standard)

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

First Aid & Travel Health

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

30 Oct

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In partnership with British Red Cross

This interactive training course is held in partnership with the British Red Cross. If you travel internationally and work in relief, development and mission, it provides an opportunity for you to develop your practical skills and a robust knowledge of how to respond appropriately to a range of injuries and illnesses which commonly occur on the field.

The successful completion of this course will provide you with the following award: 'The British Red Cross endorsed First Aid and Travel Health Certificate’. The certificate is valid for three years.

What will the course cover?

  • Incident management
  • Managing suspected fractures
  • Controlling blood loss
  • Contents of a first aid kit
  • Management of a blocked airway
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Dealing with burns and scalds
  • Understanding Malaria
  • Understanding Rabies
  • Managing high fevers and dehydration

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand how to define and identify the risks of the relief and development environment
  • Understand how to recognise an injury and how to monitor and take effective action
  • Understand how to recognise a suspected medical condition and how to monitor and take effective action
  • Understand how to reduce the risk of developing an infectious disease.
  • Apply critical thinking and prioritisation skills when dealing with emergencies

Who is it for?

We have designed this course primarily for field leaders and team leaders working on the ground in relief, development and mission projects.

Venue

British Red Cross, 163 Eversholt Street, Euston, London, NW1 1BU

Time

30 Oct 09:30 - 17:00

Cost

£119 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £142 + VAT (Standard)

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Special event on Ebola - preparing deploying staff

Three Hour Forum
London, United Kingdom

05 Nov

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Prepare your Staff for work and travel in Ebola Affected Countries. This 3 hour workshop will provide a forum to look at the medical, and psychological implications of Ebola for those working in theatres of operation in West Africa.

The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is unprecedented in its magnitude. InterHealth is at the forefront of mobilising and preparing staff for the region, working with Save The Children, Public Health England and others. This workshop will provide best practice advice and address some of the risks and concerns, as well as measures that organisations can put in place to achieve operational effectiveness by keeping staff safe and healthy.

What will be covered?

  • Recognise the Fears/Anxieties - to park and answer later if not already answered during the day
  • Recognise the Urgent Need - Current Outbreak in West Africa - Statistics etc
  • Ebola - History of Disease
  • Ebola transmission, prevention, treatment
  • Staying Healthy
  • Standard Operating Procedures for West Africa Ebola Outbreak
  • Ebola from a psychological perspective - Managing Stress and Psychological Preparedness
  • Life in an Ebola Outbreak - question and answer session with someone who has lived/worked in an outbreak

Speakers:

  • Dr. Simon Clift
  • Mark Snelling
  • Infectious diseases specialist TBC

Who is it for?

This event is open to all who have a responsibility for staff – HR, Managers, Security and others are welcome to join.

Venue

InterHealth Worldwide, 63-67 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Time

05 Nov 14:00 - 17:00

Cost

£25 per attendee to cover the cost of delivering this event.

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Special event on Ebola - Implications for Travel

Three Hour Forum
Nairobi, Kenya

05 Nov

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Understand the risks for your organisation and your staff as you work and travel in and around the African continent. This 3 hour session will provide a forum to look at the medical, psychological and security implications of Ebola.

The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is unprecedented in its magnitude and Nairobi is a hub for international organisations that have operational sites across the continent. With this in mind, InterHealth has developed a forum to address some of the risks and concerns, as well as measures that organisations can put in place to keep staff safe and healthy. 

What will be covered?

Topics covered in this 3 hour forum will include:

  • Key note speaker: Ebola (by Professor Rodney Adam)
  • The psychosocial impact of Ebola (by Lineke Westerveld-Sassen, InterHealth)
  • Proactive measures to put in place to keep staff healthy (by Dr Dennis Nturibi, InterHealth)
  • Panel Q & A

Followed by a drinks networking reception 

Who is it for?

This event is open to all who have a responsibility for staff – HR, Managers, Security and others are welcome to join.

Time

05 Nov 14:00 - 17:00

Cost

3500 KSH

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

Two Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

12 Nov - 13 Nov

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Supporting staff in the aftermath of traumatic incidents … knowing what to do & what to say

Our two day workshop offers you the opportunity to learn and develop simple, practical and effective strategies for supporting colleagues, team members and volunteers in the aftermath of overwhelming events.

Integrating both theory and hands-on practice, this workshop is based on the latest research into risk and resilience. It also draws on our extensive clinical experience of working with traumatic stress, together with our long-standing knowledge of the relief, development, missions and expeditions sectors.

What will the course cover?

Day One will provide you with an accessible and engaging introduction to acute stress, including the latest research on the neuroscience of trauma and on the impact of trauma on both individuals and groups. We will also be exploring in-depth the phases of responding in a crisis and providing an overview of the core actions of Psychological First Aid.

On Day Two, we build on your theoretical awareness with a series of practical skills exercises designed to boost your capacity and confidence to deliver Psychological First Aid following traumatic events.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define the basic objectives of Psychological First Aid and identify its limitations
  • Describe the impact of traumatic stress on both the body and mind
  • Identify the broad range of normal early reactions that people can experience in the immediate aftermath of a crisis
  • Deliver basic briefings on stress and trauma to colleagues and team members following critical incidents
  • Explore personal responses to distress and understand the role that awareness and active self-care play in your teams’ capacity to help others
  • Effectively use active listening skills to contain and stabilise a team member or colleague following a critical incident
  • Gain practical and emotional assistance that complements and bolsters the coping skills of colleagues or team members
  • Conduct a basic risk assessment using major risk factors for psychological distress
  • Recognise when  to refer team members for further support
  • Help team members and colleagues devise a robust, culturally relevant post-incident action plan
  • Explore organisational protocols which may be required in order to promote Psychological First Aid.

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of people responding to a crisis for a robust, evidence-informed support protocol for those affected. While anyone who is interested is welcome to attend, we focus particularly on country directors, line managers, supervisors and team leaders and expedition leaders who oversee people in challenging environments, including conflict zones and humanitarian emergencies.

Venue

Gracia Gardens, Denis Pritt Road, Nairobi

Time

12 Nov 09:00 - 13 Nov 17:00

Cost

Band A: 14,850 KSH Band B: 20,250 KSH Band C: 31,050 KSH

Or download our booking formRead about our pricing bands

Further information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 714 763 583
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Common Travel Health Risks

Breakfast Seminar
Nairobi, Kenya

18 Nov

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This event is specifically designed for those who travel regularly and want to learn about health issues associated with international travel.

We will be raising awareness of the risks faced by those who travel internationally for work, expeditions or volunteering, sharing strategies for keeping your risks to a minimum.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify the risks and hazards that may impact upon the health and wellbeing when travelling
  • Gain knowledge on how to reduce and prevent environmental and physical risks to health
  • Understand the measures that should be taken to deal with health issues pre and post travel

Who is it for?

We have designed this seminar for people working internationally or volunteering or on expedition . Particularly helpful for team leaders, HR personnel & anyone involved in staff care policy making.

Venue

TBC

Time

18 Nov 09:00 - 11:00

Cost

Complimentary Event (InterHealth Subscribers) 

 

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005 (UK)
T: +254 (0) 702 771 394 (Kenya)
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Responding to Sexual Assaults

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

20 Nov

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Sexual Assault and harassment is increasingly recognised as a risk to men and women working internationally within the sector. 

This course aims to help your organisation respond appropriately in the event of sexual assaults. You will be provided with the opportunity to reflect on your current organisational policies and practice, from a medical and psychological perspective.

We will be focusing on the needs of the individual in the first seven days after an assault and how you can respond effectively.

Sexual Assault Booklet & Medical Kit

We are pleased to present our new booklet for field workers and line managers, providing clear guidance on how to support and respond to the immediate needs of a colleague who has been sexually assaulted.

Sexual Assault Kits are also available through our online shop and can be purchased after a travel health consultation with one of our nurses. 

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the problem of sexual assault for those working internationally.
  • Apply learning in their own context from the experience of colleagues in supporting survivors of sexual assault in the field.
  • Identify common dilemmas faced by HR and security managers.
  • Describe the medical issues around sexual assault immediately after the incident and how this impacts advance planning for HR and security policies
  • Recognize the range of psychological responses to a sexual assault and appropriately manage shock after an incident, drawing on each other’s experiences of supporting someone through this initial phase.
  • Effectively use the InterHealth sexual assault kit and advice booklet to support your staff.
  • Identify some of the medium- and long-term medical issues for the survivor and the kinds of supports these require.
  • Think creatively about cross-cultural implications when responding to sexual assault.
  • Compare and contrast common experiences, feelings and defences after an assault and consider how to use this awareness to aid recovery.
  • Link the psychological advice given to the individual with broader recommendations to the organisation.

This day will include presentations but also several elements where participants will be asked to participate in group learning from their experience (if any) of supporting survivors of assault. Participants with lots of experience as well as none are welcome - our aim is to all come away striving to support survivors better. 

Please note:  If you are affected in any way by the disturbing nature of the content of this seminar we strongly advise you talk it over with someone you trust.

Who is it for?

We have designed this training course for Human Resources Personnel, Field and Security Managers, and anyone trained in First Aid and Psychological First Aid.

Venue

InterHealth Worldwide, 63-67 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Time

20 Nov 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

10% Early Booking Discount Available

£115 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £135 + VAT (Standard)

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Event: Top Tips for Healthy Workplaces

Complimentary event
Nairobi, Kenya

26 Nov

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Create a healthy workplace! Are your employees at risk of disease and injury?

Join InterHealth for a breakfast event exploring how your organisation can fulfil duty of care through creating a healthy workplace. Malaria, stress, musculoskeletal problems, dehydration, fever are all very real, daily risks when working in the international humanitarian sector.

We will be exploring what workplace health means to you and your organisation, taking a look at specific risks found within the workplace and thinking through the steps which can be taken to mitigate those risks.

When your staff are sick, not only does it cost your organisation financially but it also results in less resource to meet your mission and objectives to help those who need your support. We will consider the WHO model for a healthy workplace and create ample time for interactive conversations to learn from each other and from current research in creating healthy workplaces. We encourage participants to bring along case studies and example staff care practices.

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.

 

Who is it for?

We have aimed this event primarily for human resources personnel and managers, although we welcome anyone who may be interested to attend.

Venue

To be confirmed

Time

26 Nov 09:00 - 11:00

Cost

Free Event

Or download our booking form. Read about our pricing bands

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005 (UK)
T: +254 (0) 702 771 394 (Kenya)
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

 

Bullying & Harassment

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

On request

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Throughout our clinical experience, we have seen that bullying and harassment in the workplace can lead to increased problems with mental health, staff absence turnover.

In turn, this can lead to a rise in organisational expenses and can negatively affect productivity. Despite the increasing knowledge and awareness of the problem, a high number of cases are still not detected and employees are left unsupported.

Our one day workshop will provide you with further knowledge and the practical skills to prevent and address workplace abuse.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the variety of workplace abuse issues and how to identify their differences
  • Understand what behaviour is recognised as bullying and harassment
  • Develop your confidence in dealing with sensitive bullying and harassment cases
  • Understand the basic mechanisms behind the behaviour associated with bullying and harassment
  • Develop the practical skills to deal with both the bullied and the bully
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to help prevent bullying and harassment from occurring in your organisation

Who is it for?

We have designed this workshop primarily for UK-based managers and human resources professionals with a responsibility for UK and internationally based staff. We also welcome anyone interested in attending, particularly those in a management role.

Cost

In-house training costs available on request

Contact us

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

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Stress & Personal Resilience for Staff

One Day Training
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On request

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Why?

For many of us, stress is part of the job. It is in fact an aspect of the work that most of us are attracted to as it challenges us to perform difficult tasks in challenging circumstances. This means that to a certain extent, we may perceive stress as positive and motivating. It prompts us to take action and to shift our thinking patterns to new perspectives and possibilities.

However, in the long run stress can takes its toll, and our capacity to deal with it and adversity can slowly erode. It can have a detrimental impact on our physical health as well as in our professional and personal lives, and in some cases, can lead to burnout. Because of this, it is evident that learning how to deal with stress is an essential part of providing efficient and effective humanitarian services, as caring for others without caring for yourself is an impossible task.

We believe that caring for one self includes actively building and maintaining your capacity to deal with stress and adversity, also known as your ’personal resilience’. Evidence shows that there are identifiable factors which boost resilience that can be developed through time and training.

How?

InterHealth offers a one-day training course that will look into a variety of approaches to stress in order to increase resilience and prevent burnout.

In the morning we will be looking into stress, its symptoms, and tools to reduce them. We will also discuss ways of reducing stress in the workplace for both yourself and your team. In the afternoon, we look into resilience and explore the factors that positively contribute to a person’s resilience.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of stress;
  • Identify how to recognise stress and burnout symptoms;
  • Develop strategies to effectively manage and reduce stress;
  • Understand what is meant by personal resilience;
  • Have an overview of the five themes for personal resilience and be able to use them to review resilience factors and support needs;
  • Develop the capacity to understand resilience factors as a risk assessment marker.

InterHealth uses a variety of learning methods suitable for adults to cater for different learning styles. This training uses:

  • PowerPoint
  • Brainstorming
  • Group discussion and feedback
  • Drawing
  • Brief games
  • Scenario-based work
  • Working on personal output to take away

To take away

At the end of the training each participant will take away:

  1. An InterHealth Workbook on ‘Stress & Personal Resilience’ as well as any other relevant sources to remind participants of their learning and to extend their thinking.
  2. A Personal Resilience Review including identified action points to strengthen personal resilience.

Who is it for?

We have designed this workshop for anyone who works within humanitarian, development and mission sectors. We also welcome anyone interested in attending, particularly those in a management role.

Venue

To Be Cofirmed

Or download our booking form. Read about our pricing bands

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005 (UK)
T: +254 (0) 702 771 394 (Kenya)
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Field Safety, Stress & Resilience for Managers

Three Day Training with RedR
Juba, South Sudan

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Integrating Staff Wellbeing & Personal Safety for Humanitarian Managers in South Sudan

High levels of stress, traumatic events, insecurity and risk to personal safety are a few of the challenges shared by the humanitarian community in South Sudan. Within this, the role of a manager has many competing and demanding priorities. One of these responsibilities is the health, safety of wellbeing of staff.

RedR and InterHealth have joined forces to deliver a South Sudan specific 3 day training course to equip managers with the skills, knowledge and tools to be able to mitigate or reduce risk, respond appropriately to security issues and to manage and reduce stress, preventing burnout in themselves and colleagues.

We are both non for profit organisations with over two decades of experience working and
serving humanitarian workers. We have a unique understanding of the contexts and situations
staff are operating in and as a result deliver trainings that are relevant and practical.

What does the course cover? 

  • Process of planning a field trip and reducing the risk of safety/security challenges
  • Monitoring the overall context and design making in safety/security situations
  • Identifying methods of minimising risks of ambushing and carjacking
  • Basics of convoy procedures and traffic accidents
  • Five stages and dynamics of abduction/detention situations
  • Mitigation of physical and psychological impact during abduction/detention
  • Nature of stress, identifying stress & burnout symptoms
  • Developing strategies to effectively manage and reduce stress within yourself and others
  • Personal resilience overview including an overview of the five themes for personal resilience and be able to use them to review resilience factors and support needs
  • Developing the capacity to understand resilience factors as a risk assessment marker, and when appropriate, make referrals for additional support.

Who is it for?

This course is intended for humanitarian managers working for humanitarian organisations in South Sudan.

Venue

To be confirmed

Cost

$540 / 48,600 KSH

 

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005 (UK)
T: +254 (0) 702 771 394 (Kenya)
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Field Safety, Stress & Resilience for Staff

Three Day Training with RedR
Juba, South Sudan

TBC

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Integrating Staff Wellbeing & Personal Safety for Field Staff in South Sudan

High levels of stress, traumatic events, insecurity and risk to personal safety are a few of the challenges shared by the humanitarian community in South Sudan. RedR and InterHealth have joined forces to deliver a South Sudan specific 3 day training course to equip your field staff with the skills, knowledge and tools to be able to mitigate or reduce risk, respond appropriately to security issues and to manage and reduce stress, preventing burnout in themselves.

We are both non for profit organisations with over two decades of experience working and
serving humanitarian workers. We have a unique understanding of the contexts and situations
staff are operating in and as a result deliver trainings that are relevant and practical.

What does the course cover? 

  • Process of planning a field trip and reducing the risk of safety/security challenges
  • Monitoring the overall context and design making in safety/security situations
  • Identifying methods of minimising risks of ambushing and carjacking
  • Basics of convoy procedures and traffic accidents
  • Five stages and dynamics of abduction/detention situations
  • Mitigation of physical and psychological impact during abduction/detention
  • Nature of stress, identifying stress & burnout symptoms
  • Developing strategies to effectively manage and reduce stress within yourself
  • Personal resilience overview including an overview of the five themes for personal resilience and be able to use them to review resilience factors and support needs
  • Developing the capacity to understand resilience factors as a risk assessment marker

Who is it for?

This course is intended for field staff working for humanitarian organisations in South Sudan.

Venue

To be confirmed

Cost

$540 / 48,600 KSH

 

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005 (UK)
T: +254 (0) 702 771 394 (Kenya)
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org