Working with Interpreters in a Mental Health Setting
Friday 26th January 2024 9.55 – 12.30 via Zoom
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.