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

Mental Health in the Workplace During COVID-19

This is a free interactive online module, delivered live by RedR UK’s experts. You will learn how COVID-19 stress can affect individuals working in volatile and constantly changing environments and practical solutions to address it and create mentally healthy workspaces.

What does the course cover? 

The 3-hour module explores common mental health impacts associated with work in the humanitarian sector in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on examples from the Middle East and North Africa region, this module offers practical solutions that organisations and individuals can implement to reduce and mitigate staff stress and mental ill-health and create mentally healthy workplaces.   

If you are new to the topic of Mental Health, we recommend you complete the RedR UK training module Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic to build you knowledge of mental health trends in the MENA region, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, and basic psychological first aid skills, prior to attending this module.  

Module objectives include:

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impacts of humanitarian work and the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of personnel;
  • Identify where to access resources to support mental health and well-being during the pandemic; 
  • Outline the role of the organisation in staff stress management 
  • Describe best practices to reduce workplace stress and mitigate mental ill-health; 
  • Suggest how to implement best practice in their role as an employee or supervisor to create a mentally healthy workplace.  

​Who should apply? 

The module is designed for individuals and organisations interested in creating mentally healthy workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes personnel from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, international and national non-government 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 Training Dates

Below are the upcoming dates for the module. Please note all times are in Eastern European Summer Time (GMT +2) 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.

Monday 26th October, 10:00 - 13:00 (GMT+2)

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Sunday 1st November, 18:00 - 21:00 (GMT+2)

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Thursday 5th November, 14:00 - 17:00 (GMT+2) - Arabic 

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Monday 9th November, 10:00 - 13:00 (GMT+2) 

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Wedneday 11th November, 10:00 - 13:00 (GMT+2) 

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Monday 16th November, 14:00 - 17:00 (GMT+2) - Arabic

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Thursday 19th November, 10:00 - 13:00 (GMT+2) 

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RedR UK will no longer offer new dates for this course.



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.