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Facing the Storm Together

Facing the Storm Together

Facing the Storm Together: Exploring Community Resilience in Times of Crisis

1.5-hour webinar and workshop covering a range of issues concerning resilience in communities post disasters.

As part of UEL’s wellbeing portal and ongoing webinar series to support those working on the frontlines, we invite you to our next monthly webinar and workshop on 27th April 2021.

Incidents such as the protracted conflict in Syria, the back-to-back floods in Pakistan and Colombia and most recently the COVID19 pandemic, create silent and often hidden needs for local, national, and/or international populations, in addition to those who respond to them. One of these hidden needs may include a range of psychological and physiological responses to deeply distressing or disturbing events that may overwhelm our ability to cope, cause feelings of helplessness, diminish our sense of self and our ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences. To explore these experiences the portal team have put together a series of sessions on trauma.

Our first session ran in March and was an introduction to the concepts of trauma and resilience; concepts that are often viewed in relation to one another. The main focus of the first session was experience of the individual. During our second session, we will be focusing on exploring these concepts within smaller groups and communities. This session will be followed by two other sessions taking place in May and June and covering issues concerning trauma and recovery, in addition to a session focusing on basic counselling skills that would be helpful when working with someone who had a traumatic experience.

These sessions aim to build awareness regarding the topics discussed and support the development of a community of professionals who are working on the frontlines during this time. Therefore, they will always be following by an experiential activity or group discussions.

In this session we will focus on exploring the impact of disasters and crisis on communities; resilience within communities; building resilient communities; engage in an experiential activity to support the learning outcomes of the session.

Please register as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment. You will receive an email from events@uel.ac.uk with the Teams joining link the day prior the event.

If you have any accessibility issue with eventbrite please email events@uel.ac.uk and we will assist with your registration.

*Certificates will be available upon request

Tuesday, 27 April 2021
1:30-15:00