Psychological First Aid
A resiliency-building approach to emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing
First aid for the mind is just as important as first aid for the body. Individuals suffering from high-stress levels, burnout, and suicidal thoughts are at an all-time high in areas such as workplaces,
schools, indigenous communities, and among professional responders.
Psychological First Aid is a resiliency-building wellness program that equips individuals in supporting themselves and others to cope with the effects of stress, loss, trauma, and grief.
• Uses audience-specific case-based learning that focuses on self-care and personal protection
• Incorporates the latest evidence-based research on emotional, psychological, and social well-being
• Supports and complements workplace wellness education programs
• Online, in-class and blended delivery course options available
Who should take this training?
Psychological First Aid is for everyone. We all have strengths and abilities to cope with life’s ups and downs, however, everyone can be vulnerable under stress or in a crisis situation. Training in
Psychological First Aid helps to reduce the stigma associated with mental health crises and can reduce negative health outcomes for individuals by promoting positive conversations about wellness. With an emphasis on establishing a connection with people in a compassionate non-judgmental manner, the training also helps to foster a positive work environment and culture of care in the workplace.
What makes Psychological First Aid different from Mental Health First Aid? The broad preventative focus of the program. Mental Health First Aid focuses on primarily educating professional responders on the signs, symptoms, and care for various types of mental health issues. Psychological First Aid offers a daily aid to dealing with the stresses of life for individuals within a broad spectrum of communities.
Red Cross offers flexible delivery options catering to the unique needs of individuals and groups. Our menu of courses includes two self-directed, online courses, as well as Instructor-led options with blended and in-person