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Psychological first aid in emergencies training

Frontline staff and volunteers at the forefront of the national coronavirus response across England can now access a new Psychological First Aid (PFA) training course.

The course, which has been developed by PHE, is available to frontline workers and volunteers dealing with the public during the coronavirus pandemic.

The free online course enables responders to develop their skills and confidence in providing key psychological support to people affected by coronavirus, including on issues such as job worries, bereavement or isolation as they carry out their vital work as part of the ongoing coronavirus response.

It will also help to develop understanding of how emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic can affect us all, how to recognise people who may be at increased risk of distress, and how to offer practical and emotional support.

The course takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. There are 3 parts which can be done in intervals or all in one go. Frontline responders can access the training materials for free through the Future Learn website.

To find out more, please click here.