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.