Training & Workshops

Training & Workshops

Health Access Workshops

We are performing an essential link between NHS Barnet, CCG and refugees and asylum seekers in Barnet through our workshops and user group and as a patient representative, helping to increase understanding and raise awareness amongst health professionals of refugees’ needs and issues and amongst refugees of their rights to health and their responsibilities in using the services. We provide health access workshops for our clients. The majority of them come from countries where health services do not exist. The aim of these workshops is to ensure our clients are using health services adequately and appropriately. It covers the common services available, how to access them, what to do in an emergency or at the weekend or evening.

Health Promotion and Mental Health Wellbeing Workshops

As emphasised by the NHS Guidelines “everyone could contribute to promoting health and wellbeing. Some individuals can help to improve the health of others through their jobs and the roles they play in local voluntary and community groups, and more generally within communities and families. Our health promotion workshops aim to empower refugees and asylum seekers to take responsibility to look after their own health, including mental health, by educating them about opportunities for prevention over treatment. We ensure our health and wellbeing workshops are highly interactive, fun and engaging, whilst also being informative and educational. Our workshops include: Assertiveness, Parenting the Teenagers, Women’s and Children’s health, Healthy Eating, Shopping on a tight budget, How to keep children’s teeth healthy, Nutrition workshops, Top tips for making food last, Measuring health, Yoga sessions, Smoking Cessation, Good/Bad foods, children’s development, First Aid, Making our favourite meals healthier, Fire Safety, Healthy Mind Healthy Body, Mindfulness, Drama and Group Therapy, Dance Movements, Healthy Group Walking and many more. We also provide health focused workshops for our young people which include: Drug and Alcohol, Domestic Violence amongst young people, Gang Violence and Knife Crime, CEPO/ Safer use of internet, Sexual Health, Smoking cessation, Healthy eating and Cooking sessions, Personal Hygiene and Pampering and Self Defence – Martial Arts.

Refugee Mental Health Awareness Training

This is a central part of our strategy to ensure that appropriate and accessible services are provided to refugees and asylum seekers and that professionals from those service providers know how to best help them. In an environment of media hostility it is even more important that we are able to deliver this training to front line providers to put asylum seekers’ needs, rights and entitlements in context. The course covers the health and other needs refugees and asylum seekers have and ensuring that health professionals and other service providers are able to respond appropriately to the specific issues of this vulnerable client group whilst understanding the rights and entitlements they have. In House Training: We are able to draw on our existing courses and extensive expertise, to develop courses that cater for organisations with specific training requirements. We discuss their areas of interest and the skills requirements of their staff with our expert trainers, who will be able to pinpoint their needs and define a solution. Up to 20 staff can be trained at one time, at a location of your choice. It is particularly useful for organisations with a regular intake of new staff, with similar levels of experience or training needs, or organisations with offices throughout the country who wish to draw their staff together for training at a central location.

For further details please contact:

Farida Stanikzai
Position: Operations Manager
Telephone: 0208 905 9002