Introduction to Setting Up Safe Spaces

This free 3-hour training aims to give practitioners and frontline workers an introduction to safe, good practice principles when setting up psychosocial support spaces/services for refugee communities.



Who is the training for?


Organisations, workers, volunteers and anyone else working with refugees who wishes to gain an understanding of safe trauma-sensitive practice.


Where does the training take place?


Trainings take place online on a monthly basis. Upcoming dates are listed below. Please click your chosen date to register.


31st October 2023
New dates are announced on a rolling basis


Training lasts three hours and covers:


• Core principles for setting up a safe healing space

• Four core guiding values and how to practice them (respect, connecting, understanding, curiosity)

• An introduction to trauma-sensitive practice to help you understand how to recognise and respond to trauma safely

• An introduction to identity-informed practice – to ensure that refugee communities are at the centre of your practice


If you’d like to gain a more in-depth understanding, please contact the Amna team for a more detailed consultation for your organisation.



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