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Psychological First Aid - Coffs Harbour

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Toormina Community Centre

171 Toormina Road

Toormina, NSW 2450

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The Psychological First Aid course provides basic skills for those who find themselves assisting people affected by traumatic life events.

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Lifeline North Coast is reaching out to our communities’ natural leaders and frontline workers to support recovery and resilience in our region. We know that after the 2019 Summer bushfires, and now the current pandemic, we are seeing communities and local workplaces look for opportunities to support themselves. Our region, like others around Australia are suffering from high-stress levels, and emotional burnout. The Psychological First Aid workshop is a 3–4-hour program that aims to provide basic skills to those who find themselves assisting people affected by a traumatic life event.

Workshop features:

  • Learn how to provide support to people impacted by a disaster or critical event and aid community recovery.
  • Psychological First Aid objective is to build people’s capacity to recover. PFA supports recovery by helping people identify their immediate needs, strengths, and abilities to meet these needs.
  • PFA will empower you from a crisis-centred approach, to one of resiliency-building. The program uses strengths-based practice with case-based learning. The program also focuses on self-care; personal protection; loss, trauma, and stress.

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.

What do we provide?

  • A professional, skilled, and experienced Lifeline qualified trainer.
  • Statement of Attendance at the completion of the course.

Psychological First Aid is a best-practice approach to helping people affected by disaster or another stressful event. It is informed by sound principles and promotes recovery to help people feel safe, whilst guiding them to connect to formal services who can help.

When you sign up for this workshop you recieve $50 off our safeTALK workshop on the same day: visit here for details

Proceeds from Lifeline North Coast training help fund the vital work that we do through our Telephone Crisis Support Line 13 11 14, supporting help seekers and saving lives.


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