Introduction to Setting Up Safe Spaces

This 3-hour online training is designed to introduce organisations, frontline practitioners, and volunteers to core theory and skills required to provide safe psychosocial support services for communities affected by climate and natural disasters and conflict.

What you will learn:

Participants will reflect on the impact of stress and trauma on the wellbeing of the affected communities and will be introduced to tools that promote grounding and healing in emergencies.

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.

Live interpretation in Turkish and Arabic is available upon request.

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