006 – Managing Stress

Wednesday, 21st September (4pm-7pm)

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.

Please register!
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Work Plan
1. Introduction
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
1. Dr Asma Humayun is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and has over 20 years of academic and clinical experience. This also includes complex psychiatric interventions, capacity building for mental health resource, medical education & service development. She has been an undergraduate and postgraduate trainer at Rawalpindi Medical College for 18 years. She is the author of a textbook of Behavioural Sciences, which has been approved by the Higher Education Commission for undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in the country. She also has extensive experience of working as a consultant for the WHO as a psychosocial advisor. She is part of the WHO working group for revising mhGAP training package over the last two years. In addition, she is also a member of the WHO working groups for revising stress-related disorders for ICD 11. She has a special interest in integrating mental health into primary care and establishing trauma focused services. More recently, she led a Mental Health & Psycho-social initiative for the IDPs in Bannu District. On behalf of International Medical Corps, she was the consultant and master trainer for the training primary care physicians in Bannu district.

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.
Registration fee: Rs 2000
For Students: Rs 1000
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Last date for registration is 15th September 2016