Courses & Modules

Our experiential training methods focuses on active learning, learning-by-doing and reflection.

Our training packages are responsive to evolving contexts as well as different environments and participants in either urban, rural, village or facility-based environments to meet the needs of a wide range and cadre of health care and social development providers involved with the care of vulnerable mothers. 

The focus of our training is to ensure health care and social development providers are

  • able to engage emphatically with vulnerable mothers in order to recognise, support effectively or refer those with common mental health disorders (anxiety and depression)
  • encouraged to take care of their own mental health, as this is an essential component of empathic care

Our training packages include

The video below is aimed at trainers who train care providers in empathic engagement skills and respectful care in the health and social environment.

This training method draws heavily on Brazilian social activist’s Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’, particularly his Forum Theatre, and the associated critical education principles of Paulo Freire and is freely available for adaptation and use. 
However, we request that the PMHP is acknowledged for the original design. Most importantly, we ask that you let us know whether, where, and how you have used the method, any adaptations you have developed and any feedback you may have about the film, or about your experiences using the method. In this, we can learn from others’ work. If you wish to receive the Facilitators’ Guide please contact us at info@pmhp.za.org. 

This video was developed to support the training module we designed, “Respectful Maternity Care” which is part of the national Department of Health (DoH) training programme, Essential Steps for the Management of Obstetric Emergencies (ESMOE).

The below presentation gives a broad overview of the Nyamekela4Care intervention

 

Nyamekela4Care is an integrated intervention for addressing the training, empathic skills, clinical supervision and self-care needs of care providers in resource-constrained settings

For more information on our courses and modules contact us or download some of our resources here.