Psychological First Aid Training

First aid training for your mind is as important as first aid training for the body.

Set up like all other First Aid courses, you will learn how to support yourself and others with the effects of various types of stress, using primarily case-based learning. Taught by a Psychological First Aid Instructor, the course takes a resiliency-building approach to emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing and will teach you ways to anticipate stress and equip yourself with the skills to practice self-care and care for others during challenging times. The goal is to teach participants how to cope with and strengthen mental health in themselves and then how to be there for others.

Psychological First Aid Training complements school and workplace wellness education programs.

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Mental Health First Aid

CERTIFY

in Psychological First Aid

DEVELOP

an Understanding of Various Types of Stress

ESTABLISH

Healthy Coping Strategies for Stress and Trauma

BUILD

a Resiliency to Stress

PRACTICE

Self-Care

What will you learn?

Each course will be tailored to the class, and will include the following topics:

  • Introduction to Red Cross
  • What is Psychological First Aid?
  • Operational Principles
  • Explanations and Indicators of Stress, Distress, Loss, Grief, and Trauma
  • Who are Considered Vulnerable Populations?
  • Supportive Communication
  • How to Look, Listen, Link, and Live according to Red Cross
  • Resiliency and Protective Factors
  • Self-Care and How to Protect Yourself
  • Policies and Legislation

 

Red Cross Model

  • LOOK and Be Aware of the Problem
  • LISTEN to Yourself and Others
  • LINK to Resources in Your Community
  • LIVE Fully

Who is this course for?

Psychological First Aid Training is for anyone. The course aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and promote positive conversations about health and wellness in all environments and workplaces.

This course is adaptable to all ages, including youth, staff, and professional emergency responders. Must be 14 years of age or older.

Cost

Classroom-based and blended delivery course options are available. There is no exam, however, participation is expected.

The full Psychological First Aid in-class course (12 hours in-class): $155/person, minimum 8 people

The full Psychological First Aid blended course (7 hours in-class, 45-90 minute online component): $125/person, minimum 8 people

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