What is Psychological First Aid?

Psychological First Aid is a method of meeting the psychological needs of ordinary people who have experienced extraordinary events. Like medical first aid, psychological first aid skills require training before they can be applied.

What are the key objectives of PFA?

What are the common mistakes people make when providing psychological first aid without adequate training?

Where can I learn more about PFA?

The Red Cross provides a useful online guide to PFA.
Caraniche runs PFA training for individuals, teams and organisations. Contact our Training Team for more details.

If you would like to address your own experience of an emergency or distressing event, our clinicians can help. Make a booking online or contact us.


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