Psychological First Aid Sessions

Next date: Wednesday, 22 May 2024 | 07:00 PM to Wednesday, 22 May 2024 | 11:59 PM

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Psychological First Aid training

Campaspe Shire Council's Recovery Hub in partnership with Phoenix Australia present Psychological First Aid Sessions which a provide practical, flexible, and recommended approach to help people affected by trauma. It helps to reduce the initial distress, assisting people to cope following a traumatic event – such as a disaster, workplace accident, or assault. It takes a practical approach, teaching you skills to create a sense of safety, provide emotional comfort and deliver practical advice and assistance. The course will help you to create a sense of calm, connect with others, and help someone cope with trauma.

Register below for any of the ten sessions being held in Echuca, Lockington and Rochester between 22 April and 22 May. For more information or assistance, please contact the Recovery Hub on 1300 666 535 press option 2.

  1. Friday, 10 May,  9am - 1pm, Campaspe Shire Council, 2 Heygarth Street, Echuca
  2. Tuesday, 21 May, 5.30 - 9.30pm, Rochester Tavern, 49 Moore Street, Rochester
  3. Wednesday, 22 May, 9am - 1pm, Rochester Tavern, 49 Moore Street, Rochester
  4. Wednesday, 22 May, 3.30 - 7.30pm, We Are Vivid, 228-238 High Street, Echuca (enter through Entrance A)
  5. Thursday, 23 May, 9am - 1pm, Mecure Port of Echuca, 465 High Street, Echuca

Complete registration form here

What is Psychological First Aid?

Psychological first aid is a practical, flexible, and recommended approach to help people affected by trauma. It helps to reduce the initial distress, assisting people to cope in the days and weeks following a traumatic event – such as a disaster, workplace accident, or assault. It also helps coping with memories and feelings over the longer-term, such as on anniversaries of events. Phoenix Australia’s evidence-informed approach to Psychological First Aid can be used across a range of situations to help individuals, families, teams and communities who have experienced a potentially traumatic event.

How does Psychological First Aid work?

Using the principles of Psychological First Aid helps you to support individuals, workgroups and communities to establish a sense of safety and security after a trauma. It helps to calm stress-related reactions and connects people with necessary support and resources. It can also help you to support individuals and communities to feel better able to cope and provide hope that things will get better in time.

Recommended techniques and skills of Psychological First Aid include:

  • Understanding how people respond to trauma
  • Providing Psychological First Aid safely and effectively
  • Listening and communication
  • Understanding how to help calm and support others
  • Looking after yourself

Learn more via Phoenix Australia's website - click here.

When

  • Monday, 22 April 2024 | 12:00 AM - Wednesday, 22 May 2024 | 11:59 PM

Location

Various locations

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