Psychological First Aid (6 hours)

Psychological First Aid is a crisis support training program that equips participants to provide support to people in the aftermath of a disaster or critical event.


Develop skills to respond to those in distress after critical events and natural disasters. 

PFA is support that is given: 

  • To someone immediately following a disaster or critical event, 
  • Until more appropriate professional help is available, and/or
  • Until the person is less overwhelmed and more able to cope

It seeks to: 

  • Reduce the initial distress
  • Foster short and long-term adaptive functioning (build resilience) 
  • Minimise the risk of further harm

For 24-hour telephone crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

If life is in danger, call 000

Lifeline South Coast would like to acknowledge the lives that have been lost to suicide. We are committed to supporting those with a lived experience of suicide and aim to reduce the stigma around seeking help for poor mental health and suicidal crisis.