Training on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support





11th- 22nd Jan 2021



1st- 12th Feb 2021



1st- 12th Mar 2021



5th- 16th April 2021



3rd- 14th May 2021



7th- 18th June 2021



5th-16th July 2021



2nd-13th Aug 2021



6th-17th Sept 2021



4th-15th Oct 2021



1st-12th Nov 2021



6th-17th Dec 2021



Psychosocial assistance is the procedure of enabling families to recuperate from the effect of crises and supporting them to cope with such events in the long term. The world faces increasing difficulties like disasters, epidemic diseases, terror attacks, war, and conflicts. These're crises and events which leaves the communities in emotional wounds and distress. Essential aids like food, clean water, protection as well as healthcare are supreme but of value, in addition, is psychosocial support.

This program at related skills is presented by IRES and knowledge to individuals working in zones impacted by such crises to provide psychosocial support and assist the affected communities in curing the mental wounds & rebuilding community structure after such crucial events.


10 Days

Who can attend?

This course is created for anybody who'd love to experience a neighborhood approach to internal healing. Far more so to health providers, humanitarian project and workers officers doing work in disaster as well as conflict susceptible areas


By the conclusion of the training individuals shall comprehend the public effects of disasters, other emergency events, terror attacks conflicts and war.

The program will even prepare participants to better grasp the growth and implementation of psychosocial interventions and mental health, and then to help the affected group in creating these sustainable interventions and deal with the emerging situations.

Topics Being covered

1: Crises events and psychosocial assistance

 • What is a problems event?

• What is psychosocial structure and support?

• Psychosocial support needs

2. Basic Counselling skills

• Basic interpersonal communication

• Person-centered counseling

• Model of a counselling session

• Role plays as well as feedback

• Empathy

• Listening skills

• Reflecting skills

• Probing and motion skills

• Problem managing skills'

• Ethics in counselling

3. Stress Management

• What is stress

• Risk assessment

• Signs of stress

• Anxiety, depression and also post-traumatic disorder

• Coping with stress

4. Bereavement and Loss

• Loss and also grief in life

• Nature plus scope of bereavement and grief

• Stages of grief

• Grief and kids

• Adjustment to bereavement

• Managing grief right after a disaster

• Strategies for managing long-lasting grief: instructed mourning, medication, support groups, etc.

• Assessment strategies

• Grief resolution

• Special issues

• Unresolved grief

5. Approaches to psychosocial support

• Community primarily based psychosocial support

• Gender conflict as well as displacement

• Mainstreaming psychosocial assistance in some other sectors

6. Dealing with kids

• Child-friendly spaces

• Children security and wellbeing

• Children response to difficult events

• Children response to abuse and violence

• Children grief reaction

• How kids cope

• How to guide kids

7. Supporting staff members working in disaster zones

• Stress in staff

• Courses of stress

• Signs of burnout

• Caring for staff

• Peer support

• Self-care

8. Developing Psycho-social Support Group

• Introduction

• Choosing a coaching approach

• Developing a psycho-social support

• Getting started

• Community mobilization

9. Planning Psychosocial Intervention

• Rapid assessment

• Purpose of the necessity assessment

• Setting upwards the assessment

• The approach

M&E Framework

• What is checking and evaluation

• Why is M&E vital • When to keep track of?

• When to assess?

• Planning for M&E

• Ethical principles to information collection

• Indicators

• Measuring psychosocial well-being


  • All the participants should be conversant with the English language.
  • All our courses involve a mix of one on one presentations, web based tutorials, group discussions, and practical exercises.
  • All courses can be tailor made and adjusted to meet the client’s needs.
  • We have a team of professional experts who work as professionals and trainers in their respective fields.
  • Each participant will get an Uphilos Consultancy certificate, upon completion of each course.
  • All our training sessions are held at Uphilos Center. For groups above five people we can train at any location in Kenya, above ten people any location within East Africa, and above twenty people at any location as per the client’s specifications.
  • Participants will be responsible for their travel, dinner, airport transfers, and other personal expenses.
  • Accommodation will be arranged upon request at a discounted price.
  • All payments should be made two weeks prior to the training for better logistics. Proof of payment should be sent to [email protected]
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