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

Friday 16 November 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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

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“Consideration also needs to be given to the challenges that asylum seekers face during what is often a prolonged and distressing process. These factors may include institutional detention, inability to work (and resultant deskilling and loss of self esteem), destitution, and difficulty in accessing health and social care…A robust mental health response to the refugee “crisis” must lie in a combination of clinical vigilance, recognition of vulnerability factors, and, above all, a determination to minimise the aggravating effects of post-migration experiences.”  Prof Cornelius Katona Medical Director The Helen Bamber Foundation, College Lead on the Mental Health of Asylum Seekers and Refugees The Royal College of Psychiatrists  BMJ, 352: i1279

“The numbers of people having to wait for unbearably long periods for the Home Office to decide their fate has risen so drastically. This means more and more lives spent in limbo and fear, which can have a hugely damaging impact on people’s mental health and chance to properly rebuild their lives here.” The Refugee Council, 30th November 2017

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

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
• Understand the vulnerabilities that lead to mental health issues in refugees and ayslum seekers
• 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 Multitiered 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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