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Psychological First Aid during COVID-19

About this course

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.

Click here to learn more about what we do and see our full range of COVID-19 courses. 

Course content

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.

Who should do this course?

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.

Testimonial
I was not originally keen to do the training online as it can be hard to teach very practical skills for mental health, but it was done really well. There was a good mix of written content and a lot of interactive videos that showed Psychological First Aid conversations and what they should look like. It was easy-to-understand language and there was extra content you could add in if you wanted, like evidence-based material which was useful for me but maybe wouldn’t matter to someone else.
Brett
How do I enroll?

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.

Psychological First Aid during COVID-19
Self-paced online
approx 4 hours

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