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Solace – Training

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Solace has worked exclusively with asylum seekers and refugees with mental health problems for over six years.

Since 2006, we have built up a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience and have offered training to statutory and voluntary services to understand how to address the unique issues affecting refugee mental health and provide more effective support.

We have expertise in working with:

  • complex psychological issues, including multiple losses
  • trauma, pain, stress and anxiety management
  • working with interpreters in a clinical setting
  • a detailed understanding of the asylum process
  • working systemically with adults, children and families.

Solace is working in partnership with Freedom from Torture to provide training to organisations based in the Yorkshire and Humber region, funded by the European Union.
In addition to training we can offer:

  • mentoring
  • supervision
  • consultancy for mental health professionals, support workers and other organisations that offer support to survivors of torture.

If you are interested in bespoke training, please contact Anne Burghgraef.

What others say about our training courses:

“Many thanks for another really good session, the feedback was very positive and someone had commented on how this training ought to be mandatory for specific staff groups.”Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

“Incidentally, Anne Burghgraef delivered one of the most informative and inspiring talks that I’ve heard in my 7 years of volunteering with LASSN. Your organisation is really playing a key role in support services for refugees”.Simon Webster, Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds

“You are a complete star. Thank you so much. You led a fantastic session – really tailor made for us and extremely helpful. We have a keen working group to draw up some guidelines which I hope to run past your wise eye at some point soon. It really was a very valuable time thank you”.Anne’s training session for Christian Solidarity Worldwide – advocates for religious persecution. Anne trained fieldworkers in how to interview distressed people in the field.

“Thank you for coming to speak to STAR (Surviving Trauma after Rape) workers. They thought your presentation was fantastic and were moved by a lot of the information you gave them”

“Many thanks for a hugely beneficial and articulate session”.
Julia

“Very well constructed training session in which we all learnt a lot.”anonymous

“Very useful and inspiring.”
Leeds Asylum Support Network volunteer

“I learnt a lot”
Pete Harmsworth, UKCP Registered Family Therapist and Supervisor,
Leeds Family Therapy and Research Centre, University of Leeds

“Many thanks for providing such a moving and useful teaching session. The feedback has been positive and I also appreciated the opportunity to think more about your work. I really liked the way you presented your cases and the good connection you made to the trainees.”
Paula Boston, Director, Family Therapy Courses, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds

“Just wanted to say thank you for your excellent insight into Solace,
We were all talking about it afterwards. Your commitment and passion came
across very strongly, and we were moved by the stories you told.
What wonderful work you do. Thank you very much for the time you gave up, but more importantly for informing us of their plight”
Maria G, Occupational Therapist