Develop skills to respond to those in distress after critical events and natural disasters.
Psychological First Aid is a crisis support training program that equips participants to provide support to people in the aftermath of a disaster or critical event.
Psychological First Aid is support that is given:
- To someone immediately following a disaster or critical event.
- Until more appropriate professional help is available.
- Until the person is less overwhelmed and more able to cope.
Psychological First Aid seeks to:
- Reduce the initial distress.
- Foster short and long-term adaptive functioning (build resilience).
- Minimise the risk of further harm.
The training is delivered by qualified, experienced Lifeline trainers. Participants receive a Statement of Attendance at completion of the course.
Format: There are two options for this course:
- Three-hour, face-to-face session with a qualified Lifeline trainer*.
- E-learning – a self-paced, fully online course that takes approximately 1.5 to two hours to complete.
Outcome: Participants will learn how to provide human social support to people impacted by a disaster or critical event.
*Our COVID-19 plan is in place for all training sessions. All social distancing regulations as established by the Government and Department of Health will be followed for face-to-face training sessions.
Note: Training sessions are subject to change based on changing regulations and/or demand.