Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Psychological First Aid

    • Psychological First Aid

    • Introduction to Psychological First Aid

    • Course Information

  • 2

    Mental Health and Psychological First Aid

    • What is Mental Health?

    • Importance of Mental Health

    • Common Mental Health Disorders

    • What is Psychological First Aid?

    • Four Basic Standards of Psychological First Aid

    • Goals of Psychological First Aid

    • Five Components of Psychological First Aid

    • What Makes a PFA Practitioner Effective

    • Dos and Don’ts of Psychological First Aid

  • 3

    Taking Care of Yourself

    • Importance of Self-Care

    • Practising Good Self-Care

    • Consequences of Poor Self-Care

    • Symptoms of Burnout

    • Vicarious Trauma

    • Helping Yourself During a Mental Health Crisis

  • 4

    Helping Others

    • Questions to Ask Before Deployment

    • The RAPID Model

    • Rapport and Reflective Listening

    • Assessment

    • Distress and Dysfunction

    • Prioritisation

    • Intervention

    • Disposition

    • Handling Emergency Situations Related to Mental Health

  • 5

    Helplines

    • Where You Can Find Help

    • More Helpful Courses