TRAINING MODULES

Key Stages in PFA Training

Key Stages in PFA Training 

Psychological First Aid involves, relating to people in a caring and compassionate way without judgement and in a way that respects their rights, beliefs and abilities. It gives hope, encourages positive coping and involves giving practical help; so that people can feel safe, connected and able to help themselves and their communities during a crisis.

Key Stages

  • ‘Preparing’to deliver Psychological First Aid.
  • Learn about the crisis event, about available services and supports and about safety and security concerns.
  • ‘Look’to assess the situation and identify those in need of PFA Training.
  • ‘Listen’to understand their specific needs.
  • ‘Link’to provide further support and signpost to services.
  • Psychological First Aid is different from Mental Health First Aid because it has been developed specifically for use in disasters and emergencies.