psychological First Aid

What is Psychological First Aid?

" The Canadian Red Cross is proud to introduce the brand-new Psychological First Aid Program. The Program is built on the latest evidence-based research on emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing from the international community, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.It was developed in response to a growing need identified within our communities, and to address a gap in wellness education program options. 

The use of Psychological First Aid (PFA) 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 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. " - Canadian Red Cross

$145.00 / participant


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What is the difference between Psychological First Aid and Mental Health First Aid? (pdf)


Psychological First Aid (pdf)