1-DAY 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, volunteers, and members of the community

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, and has been proven to make a measurable difference to the mental health impact of traumatic events.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training

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.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training

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.


Hear from people who have participated in our in-person and online suicide prevention training.

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The instructor was organised and gave a thought provoking and insightful presentation. I enjoyed the activities and learning skills related to PFA
Psychological First Aid
Calm Conversations Can Save Lives
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I thought the training was delivered in a way that was easy to understand. Loved the visual drawings and the trainers “shiny moments” Great training!
Psychological First Aid
Calm Conversations Can Save Lives
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The trainer was excellent – made it very interesting and gave lots of information and explained it very well.
Psychological First Aid
Calm Conversations Can Save Lives

Looking For Something Else?

If you can’t make these dates or you’d like to enquire about a personalised workshop, visit our enquiry page to send our team a message.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training