Just as we can apply First Aid to provide immediate relief and support a person’s recovery from physical trauma, we can also apply Psychological First Aid to provide immediate relief and support a person’s recovery from psychological trauma. Knowing what to do can make a world of difference following an incident, accident, assault, or other emergency – not just in the immediate aftermath – but also many months or years later, when even seemingly small adverse events can have a compounding effect, and traumas of the past can resurface and reduce someone’s ability to cope.
Phoenix Australia’s Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 course has been developed by mental health clinical experts in the context of the pandemic, to help you understand the recommended techniques of Psychological First Aid and give you the confidence to support people who are at increased risk of mental health issues.
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In this course, you will learn the recommended techniques and skills of Psychological First Aid, including how to identify typical responses to trauma, provide emotional comfort and support, deliver assistance and practical advice safely and effectively, and ensure your own wellbeing and that of others.
If you work with people who are at increased risk of mental health issues, this course will give you the skills you need to provide immediate relief and help support recovery from trauma and adversity. This course is designed to be accessible for people with no, or minimal, mental health skills training and does not require a previous qualification.
The Victorian Government has engaged Phoenix Australia to provide specialised training programs to help support the mental health needs of Victorians during COVID-19. Designed for people with no, or minimal, mental health skills training, these self-paced online programs are available to eligible people, organisations, and communities in Victoria.
The programs are available FREE to people, organisations, and communities in Victoria that have been greatly impacted by the pandemic. To express your interest in gaining access to this training, please submit your contact details here. Phoenix Australia will review your eligibility, and will contact you in due course.