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Training to foster a healthy and resilient workforce

Investing in health and wellbeing for individuals and teams

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, first aid, team conflict, family liaison and travel health.

For further information contact us on training@interhealth.org.uk 

First Aid for Drivers

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

04 Feb

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Driving in urban, remote or hostile environments brings unique challenges in terms of safety, security and medical response. Road traffic accidents are amongst the most common cause of injuries and loss of life to those living and working in Eastern Africa and early effective response can be vital in saving lives and reducing the impact on those involved. In the event of a road traffic accident or incident in areas where risk is high and emergency medical aid hard to access, it is imperative that all personnel are well prepared with adequate training and equipment to preserve life whilst waiting for help to arrive.

The InterHealth Drivers First Aid Training course is designed by medical professionals for those who feel that they will be at risk of a road traffic accident and especially drivers. It includes practical scenario’s to test and cement new skills.

The training incorporates elements of incident management including safety and control of a road traffic accident situation, including by-passer control, communicating effectively for medical assistance and understanding the impact psychologically on the responder victims and passers-by. Through practical problem solving exercises and role-play, delegates will gain confidence and practice whilst using their own common sense and imagination to consolidate the theoretical knowledge instilled by our experienced trainers.

In-house trainings can be planned specifically around your organisation’s individual requirements following a needs assessment. This includes a discussion around the kits that are available in organisation’s vehicles in order to ensure staff are equipped to use the equipment available to them. It is pitched and contextualized at the level for all involved to ensure a dynamic, fun and memorable training that will provide invaluable lifesaving skills and teambuilding with an unbeatable level of knowledge retention and confidence for those who need it the most.

Venue

To be confirmed

Time

04 Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band A: 6650 KSH Band B: 9,500 KSH Band C: 12,350 KSH 

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

 

Kidnap Avoidance & Hostage Survival

One Day Training (In Partnership with ILS) - COURSE FULL
London, United Kingdom

10 Feb

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In partnership with International Location Safety (ILS) 

Develop knowledge and skills to adequately deal with the threat and the reality of a hostage situation. This exciting new training, jointly developed and delivered by International Location Safety and InterHealth Worldwide, offers a unique new look at the growing ‘business’ of kidnapping. In 1-day the training will examine the challenges staff face when working in high threat areas, it will help them operate in relative safety, and it will equip them with tools that can lessen the psychological impact of a period of enforced captivity. 

The objectives of this training are to:

  • Reduce staff’s vulnerability to kidnapping.
  • Improve staff’s ability to survive as a hostage.
  • Reduce the long term physical and psychological impact of captivity.
  • Improve organisation’s ability to deliver programmes in high risk kidnap areas.

By the end of the training, your staff will be able to:

  • Describe ways to reduce their vulnerability to kidnapping.
  • Describe actions to take at the point of abduction.
  • Describe strategies for managing the physical and psychological impact of enforced captivity.
  • Describe strategies for readjustment following a period in captivity. 

Who is it for?

For those travelling and working to locations where there is a risk of kidnapping.

Venue

To be confirmed. 

Time

10 Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band B: INTRODUCTORY PRICE £215 + VAT

Band C: £400 + VAT

Band D: £500 + VAT

For further information please contact our training team:

E: info@locationsafety.com 

Stress and Personal Resilience for Managers

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

12 Feb

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 This workshop is aimed at equipping managers of teams in international settings with the awareness and the tools to both manage their own stress as well as promote the resilience of their staff. This engaging and interactive course combines cutting edge theories of personal stress and team dynamics with practical exercises to put learning into practice.

The workshop provides an accessible introduction to both cumulative and acute stress, including the latest research on the ways in which stress is registered and encoded in the body. It gives managers the opportunity to reflect on their own stress reactions and explore how they might function in a more resilient way. It also looks at the dynamics of stressed teams and aims to provide managers with the insight and the skills to respond proactively to emotional challenges in their teams.

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

  • Identify the key sources of stress in their working environment
  • Describe the impact of cumulative and acute stress on both body and mind
  • Define the “window of tolerance” with regard to the impact of stress on the autonomic nervous system
  • Identify their own primary “red flag” stress reactions
  • Develop a personal working definition of resilience and explore the various resources at their disposal to proactively maintain good psychological and physical health.
  • Understand the dynamics of stressed and anxious teams and identify problematic group behaviours
  • Think honestly about the stress that they themselves may be causing and identify the unproductive “games” they may be playing
  • Effectively use active listening and coaching skills to defuse emotional tensions in their team.
  • Make use of the principles of Psychological First Aid following critical incidents
  • Identify what they may need to ask their organisation for in terms of support
  • Draw up a realistic and effective personal resilience action plan.

Who is it for?

This workshop is aimed at anyone with a supervisory or managerial role, specifically those who have direct responsibility for long-term field staff and those who travel regularly.

Venue

To be confirmed

Time

12 Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band A: 7350KSH Band B: 10,500KSH Band C: 13,650KSH

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Hostile Environment & Remote Operations (H.E.R.O.) First Aid

Two Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

23 Feb - 24 Feb

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The InterHealth Hostile Environment or Remote Operation (H.E.R.O) First Aid Training is a comprehensive 2 day course designed by medical professionals with experience living and working in South Sudan to take delegates from basic first aid through to management of life threatening injuries. The training would be useful for anyone operating in a remote areas of South Sudan where accessing health support will be significantly delayed or those delegated to take a lead in responding in the event of injury or illness. The course’s practical emphasis makes it easily accessible to all.

The training focuses on team dynamics and team building techniques, which enable people to work together to improve outcomes.  Through practical problem solving exercises and role-play, delegates will gain confidence and practice whilst using their own common sense and imagination to consolidate the theoretical knowledge instilled by our experienced trainers.

The training is pitched and contextualized at the correct level for all involved to ensure a dynamic, fun and memorable training. The purpose is to provide invaluable lifesaving skills with an unbeatable level of knowledge retention and confidence for those who need it the most.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be:

  1. Prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope and save life in the event an accident, attack, illness or injury in a remote hostile environment.
  2. Aware and have in place protocols in order to triage, treat and stabilize multiple casualties.
  3. To be confident, prepared and ready to manage emergency casualty evacuation.
  4. Able to work effectively alone or as part of a team to achieve best practice and outcomes for both your casualty and your organization.

Topics to be covered include:

Day 1: TRAUMA AND ACCIDENTS

  • Introduction
  • Assessment of an accident and priorities of care
  • Group work and discussion – Casualty Evacuation planning and resources available.
  • Primary and Secondary Survey
  • Brief overview on catastrophic haemorrhage
  • Care of unconscious breathing casualty – recovery position
  • Care of unconscious non-breathing casualty – CPR
  • Spinal injuries - immobilization and management
  • Bleeding control & dressings
  • Application of CAT/SWAT tourniquet and pressure dressings and management of reperfusion injury
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Recovery position
  • Casualty Simulation Exercises

Day 2: TRAUMA AND ACCIDENTS 

  • Gunshot wounds
  • Sucking chest wounds
  • Blast and Crushing Injuries
  • Broken bones – slings, splinting.
  • Head injuries – Concussion and Compression
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns
  • Management of medical shock
  • Management of mass casualties
  • Casualty Evacuation exercises
  • Assessment on managing accidents and injuries

Testimonial

“As a Country Director, the safety and security of my staff is always my primary concern.  We recently were able to have 5 of our colleagues participate in the H.E.R.O first aid training.  They were all remarkably enthusiastic about their learning experience and are now sharing ideas about how to improve preparedness the rest of their teams.  The topic of how to treat a snake bite has been our new “water cooler talk” since this training!  We are looking forward to sending the next batch of trainees to the course.” Tiffany Easthom, Nonviolent Peaceforce 

Who is it for?

For those working in remote and hostile environment who require comprehensive first aid training

Venue

Afex Camp, Hai Malakal, Juba

Time

23 Feb 09:00 - 24 Feb 17:00

Cost

$400

Further information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Common Travel Health Risks

Free Seminar
London, United Kingdom

24 Feb

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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

24 Feb 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 9000
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

First Aid for Drivers

One Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

25 Feb

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Driving in urban, remote or hostile environments brings unique challenges in terms of safety, security and medical response. Road traffic accidents are amongst the most common cause of injuries and loss of life to those living and working in Eastern Africa and early effective response can be vital in saving lives and reducing the impact on those involved. In the event of a road traffic accident or incident in areas where risk is high and emergency medical aid hard to access, it is imperative that all personnel are well prepared with adequate training and equipment to preserve life whilst waiting for help to arrive.

The InterHealth Drivers First Aid Training course is designed by medical professionals for those who feel that they will be at risk of a road traffic accident and especially drivers. It includes practical scenario’s to test and cement new skills.

The training incorporates elements of incident management including safety and control of a road traffic accident situation, including by-passer control, communicating effectively for medical assistance and understanding the impact psychologically on the responder victims and passers-by. Through practical problem solving exercises and role-play, delegates will gain confidence and practice whilst using their own common sense and imagination to consolidate the theoretical knowledge instilled by our experienced trainers.

In-house trainings can be planned specifically around your organisation’s individual requirements following a needs assessment. This includes a discussion around the kits that are available in organisation’s vehicles in order to ensure staff are equipped to use the equipment available to them. It is pitched and contextualized at the level for all involved to ensure a dynamic, fun and memorable training that will provide invaluable lifesaving skills and teambuilding with an unbeatable level of knowledge retention and confidence for those who need it the most.

Venue

Afex Camp, Hai Malakal, Juba

Time

25 Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

$200

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

 

Basic Trauma First Aid

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

29 Feb

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The InterHealth Basic Trauma First Aid Training is a comprehensive one day course designed by medical professionals with experience living and working in various field locations across Eastern Africa. The course aims to provide invaluable lifesaving skills and confidence to staff and the practical emphasis makes it easily accessible to all.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be:

  1. Prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope and save a life in the event an accident, attack, illness or injury.
  2. Equipped to provide initial triage, treatment and stabilization of casualties.
  3. To be confident, prepared and ready to access emergency casualty evacuation.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction
  • Assessment of an accident and priorities of care
  • Care of unconscious breathing casualty – recovery position
  • Care of unconscious non-breathing casualty – CPR
  • Spinal injuries – immobilization and management
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Blast and Crush Injuries
  • Broken bones – slings, splinting.
  • Head injuries – Concussion and Compression

The day will be interactive and scenario-based with lots of opportunities to practice what is being taught, including use of equipment.

Testimonial

"I found the course to be both informative and enjoyable.  The facilitators were very knowledgeable and the course material was detailed without being overwhelming.  I feel confident that I am better placed to identify injuries and problems and provide basic assistance." Stephen Kempsell, MAF South Sudan

Who is it for?

For beginners to first aid

Venue

 To be confirmed

Time

29 Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band A: 6650 bKSH Band B: 9500 KSH Band C: 12,350 KSH 

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Deploying to Disasters

Three Day Training (In partnership with ILS)
London, United Kingdom

07 Mar - 09 Mar

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In partnership with International Location Safety

Additional 1/2 day on First Aid available on Sunday 6th. 

By their very nature, natural disasters present emergency relief workers with significant physical and psychological challenges. Deploying to a disaster involves working under conditions where there is likely significant disruption to the backbones of a functioning society (such as facilities, services including communication and transport routes). It also involves working with people who are likely traumatised by what has happened to them and what they have witnessed. As a result, working under these conditions can place emergency relief workers under huge physical and psychological pressure due to what they are witnessing and the risks they encounter.

Safety and security is a consistent concern in disaster settings, whether that is because the affected area was already insecure, or because the disaster has created new challenges; good personal safety and security management practices are essential to deliver an effective response. Additionally upon return from such settings incidence of stress and psychological trauma, plus a range of physical health disorders are not uncommon.

Effective preparation of staff can mitigate against these threats and can build resilience to enable an effective emergency response.

Overview

International Location Safety and InterHealth Worldwide bring together their respective expertise in safety and security and physical and psychological health and wellbeing to deliver this unique new training programme that recognises the specific challenges that deploying to disasters presents. It aims to equip organisations’ emergency response teams with the understanding and tools to stay safe, physically fit and mentally well in order to operate effectively in such settings. 

Split between classroom based participatory learning and simulation based practical scenarios, this 3-day residential programme, held close to Gatwick Airport will:

  • Improve delegates ability to remain physically fit and well
  • Improve delegates ability to remain psychologically fit and well
  • Reduce delegates vulnerability to a range of safety and security threats
  • Improve the organizations’ ability to deliver effective & coordinated aid

By the end of this 3-day residential programme, which is split between the classroom and our simulation trainig area, delegates will be able to: 

  • Describe strategies for managing the psychological impact of working in disaster settings
  • Practice some common tools for managing stress & building resilience
  • Describe how to avoid and treat illnesses and injuries common to disaster settings
  • Describe commonly encountered safety and security threats
  • Demonstrate the ability to implement mitigation measures which will improve safety and wellbeing in disaster settings

Who is it for?

This workshop is suitable for any person on an emergency roster, or tasked with the provision of aid in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

Venue

Close to Gatwick, UK

Time

07 Mar 09:00 - 09 Mar 17:00

Cost

 Band A: £850 / Band B: £1275 / Band C: £1575

For further information please contact ILS training team:

E: info@locationsafety.com

Management of Sexual Assaults & Harassments

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

08 Mar

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Sexual assault and harassment of humanitarian aid workers, either by external actors and/or from within their own and partner organisations, is increasingly recognised as a significant risk to the life and well-being.

This is especially the case for those working in remote environments or places with safety and security issues are an increased risk and the context itself may prevent adequate reporting and responding. Therefore organisations need to reflect and to prepare their response to sexual assault and harassment, from a medical perceptive as well as from a psychological, security and legal perspective.

However, responding to sexual assault and harassment can be difficult under any circumstances and within the humanitarian aid context, it may be even more challenging. 

Overview of Training 

InterHealth offers 1-day course which aims to help your organisation respond appropriately in the event of sexual assault or harassment. You will be provided with the opportunity to reflect on your current organisational policies and practice. We will also be focusing on the needs of the individual and how you can best support them in the aftermath of an incident.

The course will give guidance on how and when to access advice from clinicians following an assault. We also cover how to use the InterHealth Personal Assault Kit which contains medication and equipment to help prevent infections and pregnancy. 

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

  • Define sexual assault, abuse and harassment;
  • Understand the complexity of the context of sexual assault and harassment;
  • Describe the medical issues around sexual assault;
  • Effectively use the InterHealth sexual assault kit and advice booklet;
  • Think through the potential safety/security and legal implications of an assault within the context in which your teams operate;
  • Recognize the range of psychological responses to a sexual assault and appropriately manage shock after an incident;
  • Think creatively about cross-cultural implications when responding to sexual assault;
  • Prepare a contingency plan in your response to sexual assault and harassment.

Training Methods

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
  • Scenario-based work

To consider

Personal Assault Kits can be purchased only after attending this training or after a health consultation, face to face or over the phone with one of our nurses. 

Who is it for?

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

Venue

To be confirmed

Time

08 Mar 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band A: 9000 KSH Band B: 15,000 KSH Band C: 19,000 KSH

Read about our pricing bands

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871 
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Stress & Personal Resilience for Missionaries

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

09 Mar

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Why?

For many of us, stress is part of what we go through the course of our mission or service. It is in fact an aspect of the work that we could be 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 take 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 our professional and personal lives. In some cases, stress 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 service for the Kingdom of God.

Serving and 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 during your service.

In the morning we will be looking at stress, its symptoms, and some practical tools to reduce stress. We will also discuss ways of reducing stress both for yourself and for those around you. 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 categories of personal resilience and be able to use them to review resilience factors and support needs;
  • Develop and strengthen your personal resilience.

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 for anyone working within the church and mission sectors. We also welcome anyone interested in attending, particularly those in leadership roles within churches or mission agencies.

Venue

To be confirmed.

Time

09 Mar 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Kenyan Missionaries / Church Staff: 2000 KSH

International Missionaries: 8000 KSH

Read about our pricing bands

Further information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

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