Supporting Emotional Well-being and Resillience in Separated Children - Refugee Council

Supporting Emotional Well-being and Resillience in Separated Children

More scheduled dates coming soon.  Contact the Training team to discuss in-house delivery at your organisation.  T: 020 7346 1044.


Course overview

At the Refugee Council we have over 17 years of experience providing trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, therapy to refugees and asylum seekers from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds. Our trainers are all qualified specialist therapists with hands-on experience of delivering individual and group therapeutic interventions to this client population and can draw on real-life examples from their practice.

Participants have given us consistently positive feedback:

‘Everything was organised to an excellent standard. The delivery was brilliant, focused and clear.’

‘The trainer was very experienced and knowledgeable. The environment was conducive to asking questions, discussion and learning from others’ experiences. The role play exercises were very effective.’

‘This training will change my outlook and my approach to my work as well as self-care.’

This course is an introduction the the refugee experience and how this can impact on mental health, with a focus on refugee children. It supports non-clinical professional working with these clients to understand the early warning signs of poor mental health, looks at appropriate referrals, and provides practical tools for supporting positive mental health in refugee children.

Aims and objectives

  • The refugee children experience: who are we working with?
  • Impact of war, exile, displacement and asylum
  • Mental health and well-being within a refugee context
  • Main causes of distress including trauma, loss and separation
  • Signs and symptoms of mental distress: response & risk
  • Cultural factors in assessing mental health & well-being
  • Practical tools for supporting clients
  • Self-care and professional boundaries

Course suitability

Anyone who works with refugee children, without a specific mental health responsibility, e.g. nurses, teachers, voluntary and community organization staff and volunteers.