Information and resources that I can use to support the wellbeing of other people, including Psychological First Aid.
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Whatever your role in providing health and/or social care, international research supports using the principles of ‘Psychological First Aid’ to improve the longer-term psychosocial outcomes and effective recovery for everyone, when we experience any sort of crisis, such as the ongoing pandemic.
Psychological First Aid involves offering humane, supportive and practical help, paying attention to the factors that seem to be most helpful to people’s long-term recovery (according to various studies and the consensus of many crisis helpers).
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If you already have an account with Turas Learn, login and access the Psychological first aid module.
If you do not have an account, it is simple and free to register with Turas Learn.
Note this account is the same as your Turas Appraisal account.
A PowerPoint version is also available : Psychological first aid.
Psychological first aid : animation produced by NES and West Dunbartonshire HSCP.
Remote delivery of Psychological First Aid guidance from International Federation Red Cross.
Psychological first aid and debriefing brief review paper, NES. Debriefing is not recommended
The resources below are designed to be used by staff who are supporting the adoption of the principles of psychological first aid within their service. There is a guidance document providing information on ways to achieve this and a recording or presentation that can be used in staff training