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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.

Pregnancy & Travel

Free Seminar - Pending date 09 September
London, United Kingdom

09 Sep

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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

09 Sep - 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

First Aid & Travel Health

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

17 Sep

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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

17 Sep 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

Event: Let's Stop Burnout Before it Happens

Complimentary breakfast event
London, United Kingdom

18 Sep

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Burnout is consistently reported as one of the highest risks for aid workers! Exhaustion, cynicism, becoming ineffective ... Recognise it?

Engagement is the exact opposite! Energy, involvement, being effective...

What will the event cover?

Join InterHealth, as we create space for an exploratory conversation to discuss what we can do to stop burnout before it happens.  Exploring together what burn out is and what it isn’t, what it looks like on the field and how to encourage engagement.

There will be ample time for interactive conversations to learn from each other and from research about preparing staff and mission partners for stressful environments. We encourage participants to bring along case studies and example staff / member 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

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

Time

18 Sep 09:00 - 11:00

Cost

Free event for Subscribers

£10 plus VAT for Standard

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

Responding to Illness & Injury

Two Day Training
Kampala, Uganda

22 Sep - 23 Sep

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Fevers, bleeds and dehydration … be ready to respond 

For those working in relief, develop and mission this experiential training course provides an opportunity for you to develop your practical skills and understanding of how to respond appropriately to common injuries and illnesses which occur on the field.

Build your knowledge on how to reduce and prevent environmental and physical risks to your health. You will be provided with ample time to develop your confidence in responding to a wide range of unexpected events.

What will the course cover? 

  • Injury management (such as burns, bones, bleeding & bumps)
  • Illness management (such as medical conditions, breathing, fever & dehydration)
  • Common tropical illness (such as malaria & rabies)
  • Basic life support (CPR)

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

  • Understand the unique health risks for relief, development and mission workers.
  • Develop confidence and understanding in preventing and managing common health issues including illness and injury.
  • Demonstrate effective interventions in response to common illnesses and injuries, including infectious diseases.
  • Recognise life threatening illness or injury and understand how to assess and what to do.
  • Understand priorities and immediate medical care necessary in emergency situations

Who is it for?

We have designed this course primarily for anyone working in relief, development and mission around the world.

Venue

To Be Confirmed

Time

22 Sep 09:00 - 23 Sep 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 (UK)
T: +254 (0) 702 771 394 (Kenya)
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Third Culture Parenting

Event
Nairobi, Kenya

23 Sep

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Raising children can be a challenging task at any given time or place; however, with inter-cultural, cross-cultural and/or international children, (also known as ‘third culture kids’) these challenges tend to rise…

What will the event cover?

This event will explore through focused group discussions, the life of third culture children and address the impact of being nomadic on parenting. Issues addressed will include:

  • What are the implications of being raised in a country that is not the same as one or both parents?
  • What are the benefits and potential challenges for a child raised as an expatriate?
  • How do we support and parent these so-called ‘third culture kids’?

 

Who is it for?

This event has been designed for parents, carers and teachers.

Venue

Gracia Gardens, Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Time

23 Sep 10:00 - 13:00

Cost

3000 KSH

For further information

For further information please contact our training team:

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

 

Common Travel Health Risks

Free Seminar
Kampala, Uganda

24 Sep

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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

To Be Confirmed

Time

24 Sep 09:00 - 11:00

Cost

Free Seminar

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

Responding to Childhood Illness & Injury

Two day Training
Kampala, Uganda

25 Sep - 26 Sep

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Protecting children from illness & injury 

This interactive training course is for anyone who has responsibility for caring for children. It provides an opportunity to develop confidence and practical skills to appropriately respond to common childhood injuries and illnesses which occur on the field.

What will the course cover?

  • Child development  (such as nutrition, sleep, stimulation & adolescene)
  • Family wellbeing (such as adjustment, healthy home, culture shock, reverse culture shock & third culture kids)
  • Injury management for children (such as burns, bones, bleeding & bumps)
  • Illness management (such as fever, diarrhoea, breathing & hydration)
  • Common tropical illness risk management (such as malaria & rabies)
  • Basic life support for infants, children & adults (CPR)

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

  • Develop confidence and understanding in preventing and managing common childhood health issues including injuries and illnesses
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to create a nurturing environment for childhood development around the world
  • Recognise severe breathing difficulties and understand how to assess and what to do
  • Understand how to reduce risk of hazards within the family home and how to respond if they occur
  • Understand the unique health needs through pregnancy, birth and antenatal period
  • Identify the emotional needs of children and the families through relocation

Who is it for?

We have designed this workshop primarily for parents or guardians who have relocated and/or who travel around the world. We also welcome anyone interested in attending.

Venue

To Be Confirmed

Time

25 Sep 09:00 - 26 Sep 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 (UK)
T: +254 (0) 702 771 394 (Kenya)
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Common Travel Health Risks

Free Seminar
London, United Kingdom

07 Oct

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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

07 Oct 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

Stress & Personal Resilience for HR

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

08 Oct

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Why?

Your staff are the most valuable resource of your organisation. They are fundamental to productivity and the success of all projects.

By the nature of the work, your staff is exposed to stress and at risk of seeing their capacity to deal with stress and adversity slowly erode. A recent longitudinal study on the psychological impact of humanitarian work found that as a result of high stress environments and often the lack of perceived organisation support, aid workers were significantly at risk for burnout, depression and anxiety.

In the light of this, HR has a huge and growing role in the implementation of staff care. Staff care ranges from personal emergency preparedness and response to staff wellbeing on a day-to-day basis.

Staff care requires an institutional culture, with management playing a key role, to create an environment where staff can seek assistance when needed. A culture where HR is actively involved in monitoring and maintaining high levels of wellbeing at work, employee engagement and happiness.

HR however need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills so that they can safely and confidently address staff care challenges within their organisation. At the same time HR are at risk themselves of seeing their capacity to deal with stress and adversity erode. 

How?

InterHealth offers a one-day training course that will help HR managers to understand the dynamics and the impact of various forms of stress, to recognize common stress reactions, and equip them with some basic skills on how to care for others and for themselves by building up and maintaining personal 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 within themselves, their team or workplace
  • Identify how to prevent an unhealthy and stressful workplace
  • Develop strategies to effectively manage and reduce stress within themselves and/or their staff
  • Take away a practical action plan aiming at reducing stress levels within themselves and in the workplace

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 resources to remind participants of their learning and 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 primarily for human resources professionals; for those that make every single international aid organisation work – it’s people.

Venue

Gracia Gardens, Dennis Pritt Road

Time

08 Oct 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band A: 7425 KSH Band B: 10,125 KSH Band C: 15,525 KSH

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

First Aid: Responding to Illness & Injury

Two Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

14 Oct - 15 Oct

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Fevers, bleeds and dehydration … be ready to respond 

For those working in relief, develop and mission this experiential training course provides an opportunity for you to develop your practical skills and understanding of how to respond appropriately to common injuries and illnesses which occur on the field.

Build your knowledge on how to reduce and prevent environmental and physical risks to your health. You will be provided with ample time to develop your confidence in responding to a wide range of unexpected events.

What will the course cover? 

  • Injury management (such as burns, bones, bleeding & bumps)
  • Illness management (such as medical conditions, breathing, fever & dehydration)
  • Common tropical illness (such as malaria & rabies)
  • Basic life support (CPR)

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

  • Understand the unique health risks for relief, development and mission workers.
  • Develop confidence and understanding in preventing and managing common health issues including illness and injury.
  • Demonstrate effective interventions in response to common illnesses and injuries, including infectious diseases.
  • Recognise life threatening illness or injury and understand how to assess and what to do.
  • Understand priorities and immediate medical care necessary in emergency situations

Who is it for?

We have designed this course primarily for anyone working in relief, development and mission around the world.

Venue

Gracia Gardens, Denis Pritt Road, Nairobi

Time

14 Oct 09:00 - 15 Oct 17:00

Cost

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

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

 

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