Most of us experience stress in one way or another in our everyday life. But very few truly understand the nature and effects of stress on our body. Some may not even appreciate the consequences of stress on our health, personal life and work. Many are not aware that they can actually learn to deal with stress, enhance their coping skills and prevent mental health problems.
This workshop is based on mhGAP-HIG which is a clinical guide prepared by the World Health Organization. The aim is to help train non-specialists in low- and middle-income countries to deal with common mental health problems including stress. It will help you explore possible stressors; understand how worrying affects you; how do you deal with your worries; Identify sources of comfort, strength and energy? How to seek help and advice?
This workshop will be particularly helpful for those who deal with high levels of stressful situations either at work/academics or in personal lives. This will also be very useful for those who care for or wish to support others who suffer from mental health problems.
At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Define stress and its various types
2. Identify reactions of mind and body to stress
3. Discuss unhealthy ways of coping with stress
4. Outline strategies to manage stress effectively
• Health professionals
• Humanitarian workers
• Those exposed to mental health problems
• Members of civil society
2. What is Psychological first aid (PFA) (Large group discussion)
3. Who, where, when of PFA (Small group activity)
4. Action principles of Psychological first aid (Presentation)
5. Case scenarios (Small group activity)
6. Good Communication Exercise (Role play)
7. Ethical Do’s and Don’ts (Small group discussion)
8. Caring for yourselves (Large Group Discussion)
9. Q&A and Feedback
2. Dr Faisal Rashid Khan is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College completed his training in Psychiatry from Institute of Psychiatry, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi. He attained his fellowship from College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) in 2013. He is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Al Nafees Medical College and Hospital Islamabad. He is involved with teaching and training medical students and faculty members.
He has also been working at Meditrina for the past three years offering clinical and counselling services; supervising postgraduate students of psychology; and been actively involved in mental health trainings. In 2015, he was part of the team to provide psychosocial support to the IDPs in Bannu and train primary care physicians in the district.
His interest in philosophy and history landed him at Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture, SIUT, Karachi. He holds a PGD in biomedical ethics from Sindh University.
For Students: Rs 1000
Last date for registration is 15th September 2016