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COVID-19: Psychological First Aid

Public Health England

COVID-19: Psychological First Aid

by Public Health England

COVID-19: Psychological First Aid

Public Health England

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This course equips you with the knowledge you need to deliver effective psychological first aid in the aftermath of a crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19: Psychological First Aid

by Public Health England

COVID-19: Psychological First Aid

Public Health England

Overview

Around 80% of people experience distress in the first two weeks after encountering a disaster or emergency. Up to 20% of people affected may develop a mental health problem and will require professional assessment and, possibly, intervention. Psychological first aid (or PFA) is a straightforward way of providing psycho-social care in the immediate aftermath of emergencies. Psychological first aid is different from mental health first aid because it has been developed specifically for use in disasters and emergencies.

This course covers the psychological impact of emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to provide compassionate psycho-social care, free of judgment, and respecting all rights, beliefs, and abilities. PFA consists of four stages: prepare, look, listen, and link. At the end of this course, you will know what PFA is, be able to identify those for whom it is suited, and know how to better support yourself and peers in crises.

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