Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Course


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July 2024

Code Date Duration Location Fee Action
MHP08 22 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024 5 days Nakuru, Kenya KES 84,000 | $1,100 Register
MHP08 22 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024 5 days Johannesburg, South Africa $2,400 Register
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July 2024

Date
Duration
Location
Fee
Action
22 Jul - 26 Jul
5 days
Nakuru
KES 84,000 | $1,100
22 Jul - 26 Jul
5 days
Johannesburg
- | $2,400
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Unfortunately, we do not have any dates scheduled at this time. Do you have a date in mind when you would like to take your training?

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Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected].


INTRODUCTION

Psychosocial support is the process of enabling families to recover from the impact of crises and helping them to deal with such events in the future. The world faces increasing challenges such as disasters, terror attacks, epidemic diseases, conflicts and war. These are crises and events that leaves the communities in distress and emotional wounds. Basic aids such as food, water, shelter and healthcare are paramount but of importance also is psychosocial support.

This training course at IRES offers relevant skills and knowledge to people working in zones affected by such crises to offer psychosocial support and help the affected communities to heal the psychological wounds and rebuild social structure after such critical events.

DURATION

5 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is designed for anyone who would like to experience a community approach to inner healing. More so to health practitioners, humanitarian workers and project officers working in disaster and conflict prone areas


Course Level:

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • By the end of the training participants shall understand the social effects of disasters, war, terror attacks conflicts and other emergency events.
  • The course will also prepare participants to better understand the development and implementation of mental health and psychosocial interventions, and to assist the affected community in developing these sustainable interventions as well as cope with the emerging situations.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module 1: 

Behaviour, Burn out and Depression

  • Course introduction
  • Personality disorders
  • Causes of burn out
  • Signs and symptoms of burn out
  • Depression

 Understanding Suicide

  • Suicide and types of suicide behaviour
  • Myths and facts about suicide
  • Immediate danger signs of suicide intent

Module 2:

Substance Abuse

  • Introduction to Substance use
  • The different substances used as a result of stress

 Loss and bereavement

  • Loss and grief in life
  • Nature and scope of grief and bereavement
  • Stages of grief
  • Grief and children
  • Adjustment to bereavement
  • Managing grief after a disaster
  • Strategies for handling long term grief
  • Assessment strategies
  • Grief resolution
  • Unresolved grief 

Module 3: 

Coping with Change

  • Understanding the emotional stages of change acceptance
  • Coping with change

 Approaches to Mental Health and psychosocial support

  • Community based psychosocial support
  • Role of institutions in promoting mental health and psychosocial support
  • Mainstreaming psychosocial support in other sectors

Module 4: 

Stress in staff working in disaster zones

  • Stress in staff working in disaster zones
  • Causes of stress in staff working in disaster zones
  • Signs of burnout in staff working in disaster zones

Supporting staff working in crisis zones

  • Psychosocial support needs for staff working in crisis situations
  • Psychosocial Support for staff in Crisis Response
  • Peer support and Self-care

Module 5: 

Basic Counselling skills

  • Basic interpersonal communication
  • Person centered counselling
  • Model of a counselling session
  • Listening and skills
  • Reflecting skills
  • Ethics in counselling

Stress Management techniques

  • Relaxation and cognitive techniques
  • Developing cognitive coping skills
  • Autogenetic Training, Imagery and progressive relaxation
  • Other relaxation techniques
  • Exercise and health

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Course Administration Details:

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Institute (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected] or [email protected]

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the cut off date stated below

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected] or [email protected]

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the cut off date stated below

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]


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1 Associate Staff Counsellor UNSOS Somalia
2 Clinical Officer Central bank of Kenya Kenya
3 Principal Medical Social Worker Moi Teaching And Referral Hospital Kenya
4 Norwegian Church Aid Ethiopia

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