Training and Events
The Evelyn Oldfield Unit provides free, accessible and practical training for Refugee & Migrant Community Organisations on a range of subjects, in order to help groups to build their capacity, develop skills and knowledge, and address issues that are relevant to them and their communities.
All events are free and open to staff, volunteers and users of refugee, asylum seeker and migrant organisations unless otherwise stated. For further information about any of the training events please email the
or call us on: 020 7697 4100.
To book a place on one of the courses, send us a completed Training Booking Form
Health Equality Project. MANAGING YOUR HEALTH
Effective Communication Skills Development Workshop – Meet GPs and health workers who want to learn alongside you how to communicate effectively
Date: 11th March 2015, Time: 12.00noon – 4.00PM
Venue: London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road. Exact location to be confirmed.
Refreshments will be provided.
The purpose of the event is to try out different approaches to effective conversations between patients and health professionals. We need greater shared understanding about managing health and how to communicate about it.
We invite patients (particularly those from refugee and migrant backgrounds), doctors and other health professionals to discuss health issues together. We will consider what issues are most important in your community.
Through practical group exercises, we will explore
- different ideas of what's important in health and how to manage illness
- fresh strategies and skills for communication between patient and professional
- ways to move forward when patients and doctors disagree.
Based on feedback from the first session, we will also introduce patients to information that will help them think differently about their health and other care services, including the role of medication and prescribing antibiotics.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have had the opportunity for better understanding of others' ideas about health and improved communication skills for conversations about health and illness.
This workshop session is led by Delia Muir and Hament Patel Director of OCP Ltd working with the Co-Productive Learning for Better Health project, using an approach to communication developed with the Professional Support Unit in London, which is part of Health Education England.
It is supported by Stepping Stone 4, a Swahili support charity and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, a support agency for refugee and migrant community organisations.
For bookings please contact Salna or Sarah on:
/ 020 7697 4102