PHE launches new e-learning on Psychological First Aid during COVID-19
Public Health England (PHE) has launched an updated Psychological First Aid (PFA) training module, aimed at all frontline and essential workers and volunteers.
The course teaches the key principles of giving psychological first aid in emergencies and aims to increase awareness and confidence to provide this support to people affected by COVID-19.
The course is free, and no previous qualifications are required. By the end of the course, outcomes will include: understanding how emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic can affect us, recognising people who may be at increased risk of distress and understanding how to offer practical and emotional support. The course takes around 90 minutes to complete and is also available in three sessions for the learner to complete at their own pace.