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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.

Event: Frequent Travellers - Take Care!

Complimentary event
Nairobi, Kenya

30 Apr

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Traveling around the world for business or pleasure can be exciting and rewarding. It can however also have an impact on your physical and mental wellbeing, and whilst it may suit some families, the frequent travelling lifestyle can put relationships and family life under strain.

What will the event cover? 

This event will explore through focused group discussions the impact on frequent travelling on people’s physical and psycho-social wellbeing. It will address various sustaining and supportive strategies individuals and agencies can implement to keep healthy and resilient.

Who is it for?

For anyone who is frequently travelling away from home.

Venue

InterHealth Kenya Centre, Masanduku Lane, Nairobi, Kenya

Time

30 Apr 10:00 - 12:00

Cost

Free Event

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 (0) 702 771 394      
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

First Aid & Travel Health

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

07 May

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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

07 May 09:00 - 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

Family Liaison in a Crisis

One & Half Day Training
London, United Kingdom

13 May - 14 May

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Abduction, death in service, serious illness – be ready to work with distressed families

This course is designed for those responsible for liaising with families in times of crisis, and for those who want to implement family liaison in organisational policies and protocols.

Our interactive and experiential course is set within the context of relief, development and mission. We will provide you with practical information, guidance and the practical skills to implement effective family liaison.

What do we mean by Family Liaison?

When your organisation engages with families and other pre-identified contacts at a time when your staff and volunteers cannot speak for themselves.

What do we mean by Crisis?

When something unanticipated happens affecting or threatening safety, stability & health. It may include the death of affected persons.

What will the course cover?

Day One will help you to understand the principles of family liaison so that you can develop effective, safe and professional relationships with families.

Day Two (half day) will provide you with the opportunity to practice what you learnt during the first session. We will include interactive exercises designed to build your confidence in liaising with families.

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

  • Understand what family liaison is, and why it’s called family liaison rather than family support
  • Understand the personal characteristics needed for family liaison work
  • Identify principles and skills for managing a professional relationship with people in distress
  • Understand the importance of trust and transparency in communicating with the family
  • Develop appropriate skills in consideration of breaking bad news to children
  • Develop skills in family liaison engagement and exit processes
  • Become aware of the impact of social media on family liaison work
  • Understand how family liaison work fits in with a crisis management team
  • The importance of self-care through family support

Who is it for?

We have aimed this seminar primarily for Human Resources Personnel, Field & Security Managers, although we welcome anyone who may be interested to attend.

Venue

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

Time

13 May 09:30 - 14 May 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

Common Travel Health Risks

Free Seminar
London, United Kingdom

20 May

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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

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

Time

20 May 09:00 - 11:00

Cost

Complimentary Event (InterHealth Subscribers) £10 + VAT (Standard)

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

Cultivating Personal Resilience

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

21 May

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Pro-actively manage stress and avoid burnout! Be ready to deal with the challenges

Cultivating personal resilience is designed to build an individual’s capacity to cope with stress and adversity. Our evidence based workshop will take an in-depth look at personal resilience factors and provides an opportunity for you to consider your own personal resilience.

We will provide you with the opportunity to create a personalised resilience review, which will identify your strengths and support needs in order to bolster resilience.

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

  • Understand what is meant by personal resilience
  • Identify the evidence base for the five key categories behind resilience
  •  Understand the enduring and changing factors which contribute to personal resilience
  • Develop reflective thinking concerning personal strengths and support needs
  • Develop the capacity to understand resilience factors as a risk assessment marker
  • Develop the ability to recognise how to develop personal resilience factors and identify personalised action points to cultivate resilience

Who is it for?

We welcome anyone interested in personal resilience to attend.

Venue

To be confirmed

Time

21 May 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band A: £55 Band B: £75 Band C: £115

Or download our booking form. Read about our pricing bands

Further information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254702771394
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Common Travel Health Risks

Free Seminar
Nairobi, Kenya

21 May

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This seminar 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

To be confirmed

Time

21 May 09:00 - 12:00

Cost

Free event

Or download our booking form. Read about our pricing bands

Further information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 (0) 702 771 394
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Pregnancy & Travel

Free Seminar
London, United Kingdom

03 Jun

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This event is specifically designed for Human Resources Personnel to learn about the health issues associated with pregnancy and international travel.

We will be discussing risk assessments and employer liability as well as providing advice on policy formation. We highly recommend this seminar for organisations whose personnel travelling internationally includes those who may become parents whilst on assignment. 

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

  • Understand common health issues around pregnancy and travel in the sector
  • Understand employer liability and UK case law
  • Learn about common clinical dilemmas at InterHealth and how we respond

Who is it for?

We have designed this seminar for human resources or member care personnel with a responsibility for internationally based staff. We also welcome anyone interested in attending.

Venue

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

Time

03 Jun 09:00 - 11:00

Cost

Complimentary Event (InterHealth Subscribers) £10 + VAT (Standard)

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

Trauma & Pyschological First Aid

Two Day Training
Kampala, Uganda

09 Jun - 10 Jun

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When disaster strikes – confidently support staff after overwhelming events

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

To Be Confirmed

Time

09 Jun 09:00 - 10 Jun 17:00

Cost

Band A: £110 Band B: £150 Band C: £230 

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
T: +254 (0) 702 771 394
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Cultivating Personal Resilience

One Day Training
Kampala, Uganda

11 Jun

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Pro-actively managing stress! Be ready to deal with the challenges

Cultivating personal resilience is designed to build an individual’s capacity to cope with stress and adversity. Our evidence based workshop will take an in-depth look at personal resilience factors and provides an opportunity for you to consider your own personal resilience.

We will provide you with the opportunity to create a personalised resilience review, which will identify your strengths and support needs in order to bolster resilience.

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

  • Understand what is meant by personal resilience
  • Identify the evidence base for the five key categories behind resilience
  •  Understand the enduring and changing factors which contribute to personal resilience
  • Develop reflective thinking concerning personal strengths and support needs
  • Develop the capacity to understand resilience factors as a risk assessment marker
  • Develop the ability to recognise how to develop personal resilience factors and identify personalised action points to cultivate resilience

Who is it for?

We welcome anyone interested in personal resilience to attend.

Venue

To Be Confirmed

Time

11 Jun 09:30 - 17:00

Cost

Band A: £55 Band B: £75 Band C: £115

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
T: +254 (0) 702 771 394
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

Two Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

18 Jun - 19 Jun

More >

When disaster strikes – confidently support staff after overwhelming events

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, Dennis Pritt Road, Kilimani, Nairobi

Time

18 Jun 09:00 - 19 Jun 17:00

Cost

Band A: £110 / 14,850 KSH

Band B: £150 / 20,250KSH

Band C: £230 / 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

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