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Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees Providing Emotional First Aid for Refugees: Third Annual Conference

Thursday 7 December 2017
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees Providing Emotional First Aid for Refugees: Third Annual Conference
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We are pleased to announce the Third National Summit to focus on improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees including providing Emotional First Aid for Refugees.

“The failure to appreciate the effect on asylum seekers and refugees of trauma, whether the result of experiences in their home countries, while on their journeys to exile or in the countries where they have sought protection and safety, also has a major, but unrecognised, impact on the functioning of the asylum system, and the 28 day move-on deadline for newly granted refugees militates against effective integration by making destitution a likely outcome, thereby exacerbating refugees’ uncertainty and anxiety. Our response must be to develop the kind of specialist provision that we would wish to see mainstreamed and use the evidence generated by those services to illustrate and demonstrate to Government that in the case of mental health support, the provision of appropriate and accessible services as an integral element of the asylum and refugee system in the UK is in its interest as well as that of refugees.” Maurice Wren, Chief Executive, The Refugee Council, May 2017

Benefits of attending

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve mental health support for refugees and asylum seekers  
  • Understand the national context
  • Examine how to set up holistic services that meet the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers
  • Learn from the experiences of the Red Cross and  Doctors of the World in delivering Multi-tiered and comprehensive MHPSS Systems & Psychological First Aid
  • 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
  • Improve practice in building resilience and improving care of unaccompanied young people seeking asylum  
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

 

100% of delegates at the last conference on this subject would recommend the event to a colleague

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