Support people in acute distress
Learn how to provide psychological first aid to people in acute distress using the Lifeline 3R model: Recognise, Respond and Refer.
This model is informed by a whole person approach, which is based on the understanding that people affected by crisis will experience a broad and diverse range of reactions encompassing emotional, social, physical, spiritual and psychological wellbeing. The whole person approach also recognises the social-ecological context in which individuals experience traumatic events, and the influence of community resilience and adaptive capacity.
Psychological first aid seeks to:
- Reduce the initial distress.
- Foster short and long-term adaptive functioning (build resilience).
- Minimise the risk of further harm.
- Module 1 – An Introduction to Psychological First Aid.
- Module 2 – Recognise who has been affected.
- Module 3 – Respond with appropriate care.
- Module 4 – Refer.
- Module 5 – Attending to your own wellbeing.
There are 2 options for delivery for this course:
- Two-hour, self-paced eLearning through the Go1 Platform.
- Three-hour, face to face workshop (not available as a virtual workshop).
Resources: Printed copy of slides.