The use of Psychological First Aid in supporting the emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing of communities is a top priority. Individuals suffering from high stress levels, burnout and suicidal thoughts (and actions) are at an all-time high in
areas such as workplaces, schools, indigenous communities and among professional responders.
The Red Cross Psychological First Aid Program broadens the focus of training from a crisis-centred approach to one of resiliency-building, which is more effective at improving outcomes for individuals and others in their care. The program uses the latest evidence-based research, with case-based learning that focuses on self-care, personal protection, loss, trauma and stress. The Red Cross Psychological First Aid Program also supports and complements other existing wellness education programs.
About this course
• 14 hour course 9:00am - 4:00pm
• 3-year certification in Psychological First Aid
• Conducted by a certified Red Cross Psychological First Aid Instructor
Who should attend
Any one can attend this course. No prerequisite or pre-course assignment is required.
• Learn how to support yourself and others to cope with the effects of various types of stress, using primarily case-based learning.