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We are pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Conference to focus on improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees.
War brings violence, uncertainty, trauma and terror. The experience of being in a conflict situation, and the huge effort involved in fleeing are likely to result in a range of physical and psychological responses. But there are things we can all do to help create the most welcoming environment in which people can try to heal from their experiences.
Dr Sarah Davidson MBE, Head of Psychosocial & Mental Health, Red Cross, February 2023
Access to high-quality mental health and psychosocial support can make all the difference to the thousands of Ukrainians at risk of mental health issues. Evidence shows that the prevalence of mental disorders increases significantly during conflict, with 1 in 5 (22%) people who have lived in conflict during the past decade meeting the criteria for a mental health disorder.
Maura Reap, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Consultant, World Health Organisation, February 2023
This Conference will focus on the highly relevant and complex area of improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees.
Attending this conference will enable you to:
Network with colleagues who are working to improve mental health support for refugees and asylum seekers
Reflect on the lived experience of a refugee to this country
Understand the national context
Understand the vulnerabilities that lead to mental health issues in refugees and asylum seekers
Examine how to set up holistic services that meet the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers
Reflect on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on refugees and asylum seekers, and how we can improve support during and beyond Covid-19
Learn from the experiences of the Red Cross and Doctors of the World in delivering Multi-tiered and comprehensive MHPSS Systems & Psychological First Aid
Hear how you can support the effective integration of refugees into the education system
Improve your skills in working with asylum seekers and refugees who have experienced trauma
Develop strategies for providing peer and community support
Understand the role of specialist interventions such as trauma focused CBT
Working with victims of human trafficking
Improve practice in building resilience and improving care of unaccompanied young people seeking asylum
Self assess and reflect on your own practice
Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes
100% of delegates at the last conference on this subject would recommend the event to a colleague