Refugee Radio is an independent charity dedicated to human rights. Our services are client-led. Everything we do begins with listening to the refugee community.

Next in-person training date for individuals: Friday 27th October, 2023. Brighton. Book now >>

We have worked with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants since 2008 and have run a weekly mental health support group since 2011.

We provide a casework and advocacy service, working in partnership with Brighton Therapy Centre to provide trauma therapy.

Trauma Informed Mental Health Training

For professionals working with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants

Refugee Radio have collaborated with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to bring our unique skill sets and knowledge to produce high quality training packages aimed at professionals working with the vulnerable migrant community. 

To register your interest please enter your information in the enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Your privacy is our priority. We will never sell or share your information.

Course Content

The training content has been designed by and will also be co-delivered by people with lived experience of the immigration system.  Our course prepares participants to be trauma informed when working with the refugee community to enable a better experience and for you, your patients and clients.

What are the aims of the training?

  • Increase knowledge of issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Raise awareness of refugee mental health.
  • Enable future-readiness and engagement when working with vulnerable migrant communities. 
  • Bring Trauma Informed Care Principles to your practice

What are the teaching methods?

The session combines various teaching methods, including:

  • Video clips
  • Audio clips
  • Practice and discussion

Learning outcomes for training participants

  • Who are the refugee and vulnerable migrant groups in the local area.
  • Terminology, rights and entitlements.
  • The immigration process and its impacts. 
  • Refugees’ thoughts and experiences on accessing services.
  • Different cultural understandings of mental health.  
  • PTSD and C-PTSD in relation to refugee experiences.
  • How and when to use interpreters.
  • Trauma Informed Care (SPFT) principles, practice and benefits of trauma-informed care; walk through service with a trauma informed lens.
Vulnerable Migrants

We are not coming here to see the beautiful view. Refugees or asylum seekers they come here with a big problem. If they didn’t have problem they will stay in their home.

Amin, Syria

What you pass through… trauma, nightmares, flashback, even me I didn’t know I had mental, you can’t find this in my country.

Paul, Uganda

You can find a good doctor and they hear you and they read your body language.

Paul, Rwanda

When they don’t listen to you, or they don’t believe you, it translates into another stage in mental health problem. And when it becomes escalated, that is when they start listening to you, when things have already gone bad.

Luqman, Nigeria

Testimonial from NHS Provider

“The training is aimed at helping practitioners and services working with refugee, asylum seeker and migrant populations, it covers a broad range of information which will be helpful to those new to this area or who would like to refresh their skills. 

The training is particularly strong on the voices of service users, I really liked the use of multi-media, including voices of service users talking about their experiences and what helped them to grow. 

This will be a very helpful session in learning more about working with more diverse populations and working towards becoming more trauma informed in your practice.”

Dr Gemma Eke
Principal Clinical Psychologist
Lead for Trauma Informed Care, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust

Testimonial from Trauma therapist

“As a trauma therapist working with refugees and vulnerable migrants, and a foster carer for separated displaced children, I have found Refugee Radio invaluable as a source of knowledge and support.

The knowledge and expertise that the team have, is something that cannot be gained from books but from working closely alongside the lived experience of the people they are engaged with. They have experience of working with the most complex of cases and the most vulnerable of individuals.

I can imagine no one more suited to delivering this training.”

Maureen McCamley 
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (UKCP) and EMDR practitioner
Refugee Lead, Brighton Therapy Centre

Register your interest

We are able to make a tailored training package to suit your organisation.  To discuss your requirements for bespoke training please contact us.

To register your interest in our Trauma Informed Mental Health training please enter the following information and we will be in touch.

Your privacy is our priority. We will never sell or share your information.