Psychological First Aid Training

Psychological First Aid

Psychological First-aid is a training program that equips you to provide appropriate support to those in need after a community disaster such as a cyclone, flood, bush fire or a traumatic event.

What You Will Learn:

How to respond to someone experiencing trauma

How to communicate and listen

How to help calm and support someone in the face of disaster

How to link to further professional help when needed

How to help the survivors feel less overwhelmed and able to cope

How to help reduce the initial distress

How to encourage short and long term adaptive functioning

How to take care of yourself

Who should attend:

Crisis support workers and volunteers

Those assisting and or supporting those affected by a traumatic event

Community members who may wish to provide assistance during a crisis

Learning Outcomes

Have an understanding of crises and trauma and where PFA fits in

Knowing when and how to do Psychological First Aid

Learn about different levels and the effects of trauma

Understand a range of ethical do’s and don’ts

How to communicate, help, and give practical support that doesn’t intrude

Know if somebody is at risk of suicide

Understand the common reactions for young people and children

How to help people to connect to information, services and social supports

Learn about caring for yourself and others

This workshop is being delivered by a qualified counsellor with many years experience working in community recovery centres during times of natural disasters.

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This training can make a measurable difference to the mental impact of traumatic events.

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Face to Face Workshop

You may prefer the personal element of face-to-face training, and the benefit it offers to interaction and engagement. It provides the ability to discuss, collaborate, and practice with the guidance from the facilitator.

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Virtual Workshop

If you are on a tight budget, a virtual workshop may be the most cost-effective way of training your staff. Virtual workshops  provide additional flexibility and allow you to create a team anywhere, anytime.

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Interesting, informative & well presented. Good balance of film clips, worksheets & reading material. Short film clips were good, except those where the presenter merely stated what was written below.

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M. Clarke

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Mel and Sandi are dedicated, passionate and inspiring. I could not commend them highly enough and would like to thank them both sincerely. I have no doubt this program has…

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Thank you Mel & Sandy – great training. Really enjoyed your passion, enthusiasm, incredible knowledge and delivery styles and the way you worked together. Awesome

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