Free MENA COVID-19 Training Courses تدريبات مجانية حول فيروس كورونا لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط

Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a free interactive online module, delivered live by RedR UK’s mental health experts. You will learn how COVID-19 stress (individual and collective) affects us and what we can do about it as individuals and in our work.

What does the course cover? 

By the end of this 3-hour module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of the physiological stress reaction and stresses specific to COVID-19
  • Identify their personal responses, basic coping and self care mechanisms and have learned new ones specific to managing COVID-19 stress (including breathing)
  • Explain the basics of common physiological disorders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region - Know what to say to someone who is struggling and how to say it, including when to involve professionals
  • Apply basic guidance around next steps to manage stress in a professional/teams context

Who should apply? 

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region, especially responders (including volunteers) who are coping with heightened stress/anxiety in their professional and personal lives. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration. 

Any questions? Please contact, or check out our Terms & Conditions here.

RedR UK's MENA COVID-19 training course project is funded by the H2H Network, which is supported by UK aid from the UK government. 

Upcoming Module Dates

Below are the upcoming dates for the module. Please note all times are in Eastern European Summer Time (GMT +3) and all modules are delivered in English (unless otherwise stated).

Clicking the link below will take you to the module's registration page on Eventbrite.

Tuesday 15th September, 10:00-13:00 (GMT+3)

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Wednesday 23th September, 10:00-13:00 (GMT+3) - Arabic

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Wednesday 30th September, 18:00-21:00 (GMT+3)

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Monday October 5th, 10:00-13:00 (GMT+3)

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Monday October 11th, 14:00-17:00 (GMT+3) - Arabic

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More dates will be announced soon...


HPass Badging

For each module, RedR UK is also offering HPass Badging. An HPass badge is a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience. If a participant completes all offered modules, they will be eligible for an additional Milestone Badge. More information on HPass Badging can be found here. Participants will be able to redeem a badge through a link sent after the module. 

HPass Badging

The H2H Network

This project was funded by the H2H Network’s H2H Fund, which is supported by UK aid from the UK government. The H2H Network, which stands for ‘humanitarian-to-humanitarian’ network, consists of approximately 50 organizations that provide high-quality and integrated services to support other humanitarian responders. The network supports its members as they apply cutting-edge expertise, techniques and innovation to improve programming and outcomes. The H2H Fund is a network service that enables  members to quickly provide their services in specific emergencies.

The H2H Network

Find out more about our other COVID-19 modules for the MENA region here.