Psychological First Aid Course – Blended and In Class

The new Red Cross program called Psychological First Aid is aimed at helping people build resiliency and learn to cope with stress, loss, grief and trauma.  Thanks to funding from Bell Let’s Talk, the PFA program focuses on providing first aid for mental health with respect to self-care and caring for others using the Look, Listen, Live, Link model . SOS First Aid delivers Psychological First Aid programming to youth as young as 14 and adults.  This training is ideal for workplaces, schools, families and other organizations working with communities.

What is psychological first aid? PFA provides emotional and practical support to individuals, families, or communities who are having difficulty coping. It is about establishing a connection with people in a compassionate manner in order to bring calm and comfort.

Who is PFA for? Any distressed person before, during or immediately after a crisis event.

What is a self-care plan? A self-care plan identifies the support systems one uses to manage stress in order to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.

Why is a self-care plan important? It helps to prevent the effects of burnout and stress.

How will PFA help people care for others? A psychological first aider or helper learns to identify and prevent stress , learns techniques on how to be a supportive listener, a caring and present human being, and learns to help link those in need to specialized and non-specialized resources in the community.



For different learning options please contact us or call 905-844-9813 for more details.

Course Overview

Two course options are offered:

1 ) Blended Learning: includes a Self-Care (online module) AND a Caring for Others(online module) AND 1 full-day in-person class

Cost: $140.00

2) Stand-Alone Online Modules: Self-Care and/or Caring for Others

Cost: $16.50 per module

Online Module Length: 45-90 minutes per module

In Class Length: 8-hour in-person class.

The online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at any time and can resume where they left off. The duration will vary d


Course Information (two options)

Online: This mental health first aid online course assists learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief, with an emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to cope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can also be taken in combination with the Red Cross Caring for Others online course to supplement and strengthen an overall psychosocial wellness program.

Blended: The resiliency-building blended course includes the online Self-Care and online Caring for Others modules and one day practical, in-class learning session.

What You Will Learn

Self-Care: Understanding the personal effects of stress, loss and grief using the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model.

Caring for Others: Provides helpers with tools to understand and help people affected by stress, loss and grief using the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link model.

This Course is for
Anyone interested in understanding the effects of stress, loss and grief and how to cope or provide help to others.


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Register today for a psychological first aid course near you, or contact us at 905-844-9813 for more details!