Psychological First Aid

PFA is support that is given to someone immediately after a disaster or critical event until more professional help is available. This course will help you develop the skills to reduce initial distress and communicate with people who have been affected.


The Psychological First Aid workshop is a 3-hour program. Participants will learn how to provide human social support to people impacted by a disaster or critical event and aid Community Recovery.

An important aim of psychological first aid is to build people’s capacity to recover.

Psychological first aid supports recovery by helping people to identify their immediate needs and their strengths and abilities to meet these needs.

Participants will receive a 37-page workbook and a receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

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.