Psychological First Aid for supporting children and young people

05 Mar 2021

Public Health England is releasing a newly developed online training course on Psychological First Aid (PFA) for supporting children and young people in emergency and crisis situations.

About the course

The online course offers training for staff and volunteers on how to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people affected by emergencies or crisis situations. As you will be aware, children and young people can be very resilient, but crises such as COVID-19 can severely impact their mental health. Getting the right support early on can help prevent problems occurring or worsening.

The course is written specifically for those who work with, or come into contact with children and young people aged 0-25, including parents and caregivers. It is free, takes about three hours to complete (split into three sessions that the learner can complete at their own pace) and no previous qualifications are required.

On completion, participants will have an understanding of what Psychological First Aid is, be able to identify who would benefit from support and how best to give help across the different age groups and also for those who might need extra support because of different needs.

Sign up

Join the course for free on the link below.

CYP Psychological First Aid online course - FutureLearn

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Last updated: 05 Mar 2021

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