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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

Stress & Personal Resilience for Missionaries

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

17 Sep

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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

Gracia Gardens, Dennis Pritt Road

Time

17 Sep 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Kenyan Missionaries / Church Staff: 3000 KSH

International Missionaries: 8000 KSH

Or download our booking form. Read about our pricing bands

Further information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 (0) 20 386 1023 /19
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Basic Trauma First Aid

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

22 Sep

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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

22 Sep 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

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

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254203861023/19
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Responding to Sexual Assaults & Harassments

One Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

29 Sep

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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

Afex Camp, Hai Malakal, Juba

Time

29 Sep 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

$275

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +254 (0) 20 386 1023/19 (Kenya)
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

Two Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

30 Sep - 01 Oct

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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

Afex Camp, Hai Malakal, Juba

Time

30 Sep 09:00 - 01 Oct 17:00

Cost

$370

Further information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Basic Trauma First Aid

One Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

30 Sep

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The InterHealth Basic First Aid Training is a comprehensive one day course designed by medical professionals with experience living and working in South Sudan. 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

Afex Camp, Hai Malakal, Juba

Time

30 Sep 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

$185

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254203861023/19
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Responding to Sexual Assaults & Harassments

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

05 Oct

More >

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

05 Oct 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

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

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +254 (0) 20 386 1023/19 (Kenya)
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

First Aid & Travel Health

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

06 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

06 Oct 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

£125 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £148 + 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
London, United Kingdom

14 Oct

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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

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

Time

14 Oct 09:00

Cost

10% Early Booking Discount Available

£125 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £148 + VAT (Standard)

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

Basic Trauma First Aid

One Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

03 Nov

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The InterHealth Basic First Aid Training is a comprehensive one day course designed by medical professionals with experience living and working in South Sudan. 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

Afex Camp, Hai Malakal, Juba

Time

03 Nov 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

$185

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254203861023/19
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

One & Half Day Training
London, United Kingdom

04 Nov - 05 Nov

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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

04 Nov 09:00 - 05 Nov 13:00

Cost

Open programme:
10% Early Booking Discount Available
£173 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £203 + VAT (Standard)

In-house:
On-request

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

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