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.

Forthcoming Events

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us on: 020 7697 4100.

To book a place on one of the courses, send us a completed Training Booking Form

Domestic Violence Engagement Event

Date and time: 6th of March 2015, 9.30am-1.00pm (2-part event)
Venue: London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road, (exact space to be confirmed)

We would like to invite you to attend/ have input in our event on domestic violence in refugee communities on the 6th of March, just ahead of International Women’s Day.

This is a 2-part event. The morning event will see refugee community groups who have already set up or are interested in offering support to those affected by domestic violence meeting with existing ‘mainstream’ women’s groups. We aim to raise awareness of what each other is doing,  think about how we can work together and share strategies for best supporting vulnerable women.

The morning event will take place on the 6th of March (9.30- 1.00pm).

Following on from the morning’s event, we will offer lunch followed by a performance and talk by Praxis Family Care, a support group for the rehabilitation of trafficked women and survivors or gender-based violence, and their children.

This will run from 2.00-4.00pm.

For bookings, simply email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call to discuss further: 020 7697 4102.
There are limited numbers for this event so please so book as soon as you can.
NB this is a women-only event.


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 – 2.30PM 
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:
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