Introduction to Setting Up Safe Spaces in Emergencies

This free 3-hour training aims to give frontline workers and volunteers who are responding to the earthquake disaster in Syria and Turkey an introduction to safe, good practice principles when setting up psychosocial support spaces and services for earthquake affected communities. 



Who is the training for?


Organisations, workers, volunteers and anyone else working with earthquake affected populations in Syria and Turkey, who wish to gain an understanding of safe trauma-sensitive practice.


Where does the training take place?


Trainings take place online, twice per month with live interpretation in Turkish and Arabic available if required by participants. Upcoming dates are listed below.

12th October 2023
New dates are announced on a rolling basis


Trainings last three hours and cover:

• Core principles for setting up a safe healing space

• An introduction to trauma-sensitive practice – so that potential trauma responses are recognised and responded to safely.

• An introduction to identity-informed practice – to ensure that affected communities are at the centre of the response.

• Trauma and identity-informed tools that can be incorporated when setting safe healing spaces in an emergency setting.



As a person of lived experience it was a great opportunity for me to learn more about what I went through myself and how I can help those in the same situation, as well as taking care of myself in the volunteer role.




Training participant