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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 

Management of Sexual Assault

One Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

06 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 of aid workers around the world. This is especially the case for those working in remote environments or places with safety and security issues where the context itself may prevent adequate reporting and responding. 

Why

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

How

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 practices. We will be focusing on the needs of the individual and how you can best support them in the aftermath of an incident. We will cover how to use the InterHealth Personal Assault Kit which contains medication and equipment to help prevent infections and pregnancy and will give you give guidance on how and when to access advice from clinicians.

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;
  • 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

06 Sep 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

$350

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-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

Two Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

07 Sep - 08 Sep

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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

07 Sep 09:00 - 08 Sep 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-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Kidnap Avoidance & Hostage Survival

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

20 Sep

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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

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

Time

20 Sep 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band B: £225 + VAT

Band C: £280+ VAT

Band D: £330+ VAT

For further information please contact our training team:

E: info@locationsafety.com 

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

Two Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

21 Sep

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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

To be confirmed

Time

21 Sep 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band A: 15,400 KSH / Band B: 22,000 KSH / Band C: 28,600 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

Induction for Travellers: Common Travel Health Risks

Breakfast seminar
London, United Kingdom

05 Oct

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This event is specifically designed for people who will be travelling for work or volunteering 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, sharing strategies for keeping your risks to a minimum and providing a forum for questions and discussions around this topic, facilitated by an experienced travel health nurse.

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

  • Identify the risks and hazards that may impact upon health and wellbeing when travelling
  • Gain knowledge on how to reduce and prevent environmental and physical risks to health and know where to go for further information
  • Understand the measures that should be taken to deal with health issues before, during and after travel

Who is it for?

We have designed this breakfast seminar for people working or volunteering internationally, in particular those going on frequent short trips. This seminar may also be of interest to HR personnel and anyone involved in staff care policy making.

Venue

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

Time

05 Oct 09:00 - 11:00

Cost

£25 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £40 + VAT (Standard)

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

Management of Sexual Assaults

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

06 Oct

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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

06 Oct 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

£175 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £200 + VAT (Standard)

For further information please contact our training team:

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

Management of Sexual Assaults and Harassment

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

11 Oct

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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

11 Oct 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

Family Liaison in a Crisis

One & Half Day Training
London, United Kingdom

12 Oct - 13 Oct

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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

12 Oct 09:00 - 13 Oct 13:00

Cost

£185 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £220 + 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
Somaliland, Somalia (including Somaliland)

16 Oct

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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

To be confirmed

Time

16 Oct 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

$200

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-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Stress & Personal Resilience for Managers

One Day Training
Somaliland, Somalia (including Somaliland)

16 Oct

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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

16 Oct 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

$200

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-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

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