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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

First Aid & Travel Health

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

12 May

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In partnership with British Red Cross

This interactive training course is held in partnership with the British Red Cross. If you travel internationally and work in relief, development and mission, it provides an opportunity for you to develop your practical skills and a robust knowledge of how to respond appropriately to a range of injuries and illnesses which commonly occur on the field.

The successful completion of this course will provide you with the following award: 'The British Red Cross endorsed First Aid and Travel Health Certificate’. The certificate is valid for three years.

What will the course cover?

  • Incident management
  • Managing suspected fractures
  • Controlling blood loss
  • Contents of a first aid kit
  • Management of a blocked airway
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Dealing with burns and scalds
  • Understanding Malaria
  • Understanding Rabies
  • Managing high fevers and dehydration

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

  • Understand how to define and identify the risks of the relief and development environment
  • Understand how to recognise an injury and how to monitor and take effective action
  • Understand how to recognise a suspected medical condition and how to monitor and take effective action
  • Understand how to reduce the risk of developing an infectious disease.
  • Apply critical thinking and prioritisation skills when dealing with emergencies

Who is it for?

We have designed this course primarily for field leaders and team leaders working on the ground in relief, development and mission projects.

Venue

British Red Cross, 163 Eversholt Street, Euston, London, NW1 1BU

Time

12 May 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

£119 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £142 + VAT (Standard)

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

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

One & Half Day Training
London, United Kingdom

21 May - 22 May

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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

21 May 09:00 - 22 May 13:00

Cost

Open programme:
10% Early Booking Discount Available
£166 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £195 + 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

Stress & Personal Resilience for Managers

One Day Training
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

08 Jun

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Why?

For many of us, stress is part of the job. It is in fact an aspect of the work that most of us are 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 takes 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 in our professional and personal lives, and in some cases, can lead to burnout. As a manager, you will also have the duties to assess and take measures for the wellbeing of the staff you are responsible for.

Because of this, it is evident that learning how to deal with stress is an essential part of providing efficient and effective humanitarian services, as 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. Beyond this, this training will also explore how managers can support the resilience of their team members.

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.

In the morning we will be looking into stress, its symptoms, and tools to reduce them. We will also discuss ways of reducing stress in the workplace for both yourself and your team. 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 within yourself, your team or workplace;
  • Develop strategies to effectively manage and reduce stress within yourself and/or your staff;
  • Identify how to prevent an unhealthy and stressful workplace;
  • Understand what is meant by the term personal resilience;
  • Have an overview of the five themes for personal resilience and be able to use them to review resilience factors and support needs;
  • Develop the capacity to understand resilience factors as a risk assessment marker, and when appropriate, make referrals for additional support.

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 managers and human resources professionals who have a responsibility for other staff.

Venue

To Be Confirmed

Time

08 Jun 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band A: 14,000 KSH / $155 Band B: 18,000 KSH / $200

Band C: 22,000 KSH / $245 Band D: 26,000 KSH / $290

Or download our booking form. Read about our pricing bands

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +254 (0) 702 771 394 (Kenya)
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

Two Day Training
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

09 Jun - 10 Jun

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When disaster strikes – confidently support staff after overwhelming events

This two day workshop offers you the opportunity to learn and develop simple, practical and effective strategies for supporting colleagues, team members and volunteers in the aftermath of overwhelming events.

Integrating both theory and hands-on practice, this workshop is based on the latest research into risk and resilience. It also draws on our extensive clinical experience of working with traumatic stress, together with our long-standing knowledge of the relief, development, missions and expeditions sectors.

What will the course cover?

Day One will provide you with an accessible and engaging introduction to acute stress, including the latest research on the neuroscience of trauma and on the impact of trauma on both individuals and groups. We will also be exploring in-depth the phases of responding in a crisis and providing an overview of the core actions of Psychological First Aid.

On Day Two we build on your theoretical awareness with a series of practical skills exercises designed to boost your capacity and confidence to deliver Psychological First Aid following traumatic events.

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

  • Define the basic objectives of Psychological First Aid and identify its limitations
  • Describe the impact of traumatic stress on both the body and mind
  • Identify the broad range of normal early reactions that people can experience in the immediate aftermath of a crisis
  • Deliver basic briefings on stress and trauma to colleagues and team members following critical incidents
  • Explore personal responses to distress and understand the role that awareness and active self-care play in your teams’ capacity to help others
  • Effectively use active listening skills to contain and stabilise a team member or colleague following a critical incident
  • Gain practical and emotional assistance that complements and bolsters the coping skills of colleagues or team members
  • Conduct a basic risk assessment using major risk factors for psychological distress
  • Recognise when  to refer team members for further support
  • Help team members and colleagues devise a robust, culturally relevant post-incident action plan
  • Explore organisational protocols which may be required in order to promote Psychological First Aid.

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of people responding to a crisis for a robust, evidence-informed support protocol for those affected. While anyone who is interested is welcome to attend, we focus particularly on country directors, line managers, supervisors and team leaders and expedition leaders who oversee people in challenging environments, including conflict zones and humanitarian emergencies.

Venue

To be confirmed

Time

09 Jun 09:00 - 10 Jun 17:00

Cost

Band A: 28,000 KSH / $310 Band B: 36,000 KSH / $400

Band C: 44,000 KSH / $490 Band D: 52,000 KSH / $580

Or download our booking formRead about our pricing bands

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +254 (0) 702 771 394 (Kenya)
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Event: Let's Stop Burnout Before it Happens

Complimentary breakfast event
London, United Kingdom

25 Jun

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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

25 Jun 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

First Aid & Travel Health

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

01 Jul

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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

01 Jul 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

10% Early Booking Discount Available

£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

Cultivating Organisational Resilience

One & Half Day Training
London, United Kingdom

14 Jul - 15 Jul

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Does your organisation add to the stress of working in the sector? Reduce the stress and build capacity for resilience! 

This workshop has a focus on people management and organisational resilience to build the capacity to cope with stress and adversity. We will provide you with the opportunity to highlight organisational strengths and identify scope for boosting resilience.

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

  • Understand what is meant by organisational resilience
  • Understand the resilience principles for organisations
  • Identify strengths and training needs in teams and organisations
  • Develop reflective thinking whilst considering the values and culture of your organisation and the practice of people management
  • Develop the capacity to understand organisational resilience factors as a risk assessment marker
  • Develop and identify specific organisation action points to cultivate resilience

Who is it for?

We have designed this seminar for country directors, field and security managers human resources and MemberCare personnel.

Venue

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

Time

14 Jul 09:00 - 15 Jul 13:00

Cost

Open Programme:
10% Early Booking Discount Available
£120 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £142 + 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

Common Travel Health Risks

Free Seminar
London, United Kingdom

22 Jul

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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

22 Jul 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

Responding to Sexual Assaults

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

30 Jul

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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

30 Jul 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

10% Early Booking Discount Available

£115 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £135 + VAT (Standard)

For further information please contact our training team:

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

Pregnancy & Travel

Free Seminar
London, United Kingdom

03 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

03 Sep 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

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