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Psychological First Aid Training

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What is Psychological First Aid?

Psychological first aid is a self-help approach to identify mental health problems / mental health crisis and take necessary precautions of healing.

Why is it important?

  • Our children and youth are living in a world that’s more vulnerable than ever before.
  • With the growing technology and various other reasons, stress factors have increased exponentially which in turn increase the associated mental health problems.
  • 1 in 10 young people experience emotional and mental health problems.
  • By the time young people become adults, the incidence of mental health problems rises to somewhere between 1 in 4 and 1 in 6 people.
  • For those aged between 15 and 24 years of age, suicide is the second most common cause of death.
  • There is sufficient evidence to suggest that early intervention is largely beneficial.

What is taught?

The workshop teaches children and adolescents/adults about how to assess and assist them while developing a mental health problem or when they are in a mental health crisis. Participants learn about age appropriate mental and physical development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, where and how to get help when developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Session Details

The session content may vary according to the participant’s age.

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of various mental health problems, where and how to get help and resources and knowledge about what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

The main sessions will be on the following topics:

  • Understanding the importance of Mental Health
  • Mental Health Management
  • Mental Issues and Disorders
  • Coming out of the mental health stigma
  • Identification and Self-Assessment
  • First Aid Management of the most common issues
  • Recovery options and resources
  • Creating a Healthy Mind

In general, all sessions would include information on:

  • Mental health
    • Definition of mental health
    • Adolescent development
    • Common youth mental disorders
    • Preventing mental health problems
    • Promoting emotional, mental, social and psychological well-being
  • Issues and Disorders – Warning Signs and Interventions
    • Learning Problems
    • Anxiety & Depression
    • Suicide
    • Psychosis
  • Self-harm, substance misuse and eating disorders
    • Diversity and equality issues
    • Child, adolescent, and family psychosocial development
    • Depression
    • Bullying/Cyber bullying
    • Promoting protective factors and good parenting
    • Panic attacks
    • Traumatic events
    • Aggressive behaviours
  • First Aid Resources
    • Crisis interventions
    • Recovery Resources
    • Listening skills
    • Therapeutic story writing
    • Mindfulness
    • Other related resources

Workshop Objectives

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping self while experiencing a problem
  • Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
  • Understand Mental Illness in a better perspective and act accordingly
  • Moving towards right support
  • Reducing the stigma of mental health problems with ourselves and with others too

How Can Psychological First Aid Training Benefit Schools?

  • Equips one with the knowledge of warning signs and risk factors of a range of mental health problems that are common among students and teachers, thereby reducing stigma
  • Prepares the management to intervene early – identify and respond to the psychological challenges in students at the earliest
  • Provides the school management a strategic action plan that supports students who are undergoing mental health issues
  • Provides faculty with the skills required to speak to students about their mental and emotional health
  • Imparts knowledge to respond in crisis situations wherein an individual may perhaps be at risk of harm

Who shall attend?

School Students between 7 and 17 years of age

Faculties and Management Staff (content may be altered based on the age group of the participants)

Learning Mode

The workshop will be a great takeaway of resources, discussions, case studies, and debates. The mode will be interactive and participant-friendly with brainstorming and knowledge capped sessions.  The workshop will deal with practically possible information that can be applied to our Indian school setting. The best pick of the workshop will be the case discussions as they provide participants with a pragmatic view on how things can be handled.

Venue, Dates and Timing

  • A flexible date and time will be decided on Consultation depending on the trainer/ instructor’s availability.
  • Venue can be your school auditorium or seminar hall or any other common place.
  • Virtual workshops through any video meeting app can also be done.

Contact to register

Contact us at for more details on conducting this workshop at your Institution.

Whats app us or Call us @ 0091 97 86 89 000 8 or fill the contact form NOW to know more!

Note: The course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge presented and understanding developed in the course helps to remove stigma and fear and gives confidence in approaching a person in distress.