Mental Distress in Refugee Populations
Suitable for a range of frontline professionals involved in the assessment of child and adolescent refugees, and unaccompanied asylum seekers as general hospital or community psychiatrists, third sector workers, social workers, police, GP trainees, ED trainees, RGNs and RMNs. This course is free and can count towards CPD where appropriate.
This two day course will support frontline professionals to gain skills and knowledge in the assessment and management of mental health issues in children and adolescent refugees, and unaccompanied asylum seekers. Day one is run by the Refugee Council and will focus on the Refugee Experience and psychosocial context. Day 2 is a clinical simulation course run by Maudsley Simulation looking at presentations of trauma, psychotic-like symptoms, and suicidality and how to assess this across language and cultural barriers.
- To gain knowledge about the asylum process and cultural context in which refugee populations arrive in the UK
- To gain understanding of different mental health symptoms in a refugee context and effective ways of responding
- To clinically assess complex symptom presentations across linguistic barriers
- To consider how such presentations can be managed given limitations in resources and follow-up