Working with Interpreters in a Mental Health Setting

Wednesday 18th September 2024 10.00-12.30 Online

You can register here

***Please note this course is funded by Leeds NHS for the benefit of people living in Leeds – Your organisation must be based in Leeds to register a place.***

If you work or volunteer in a mental health or wellbeing support practice, and may need to use interpreters for patients or service users with limited English language, this course will benefit you.

What you will learn:

You will gain the confidence to use interpreters well, learning practical and technical tips, discovering:

  • How to get the best out of your interpreter – an interpreter can be a voice and a consultant of cultural contexts.
  • How to manage an appointment with a 3rd person in involved.
  • How to have an efficient appointment.
  • Managing boundaries when you have interpreter.

Who is this training for?

This training is for anyone working in a mental health setting who may encounter someone with limited English language – in particular, therapists and support workers who work one to one, but non-direct support staff can also benefit from this training.

Presented by Azam Imani

  • Azam has 15 years of experience working in mental health settings in different roles, and 10 years experience as an interpreter in different talking therapy programmes.
  • Interpreting in 3 languages, Azam has a BA in translation, and has taught English to others as a second language.
  • Azam is therapist with Solace in Leeds, and works regularly with interpreters and clients, and trains both interpreters and practitioners in the processes of working together.
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