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Psychological First Aid

Professional psychological support for a group or individual within 72 hours of a traumatic incident


The three days following a traumatic event is an important time frame. Whether someone has witnessed violence, been the victim of abuse, or been caught up in a natural disaster, professional support in the short-term can have many benefits in the long-term.

Psychological First Aid is an evidence-based approach that can help groups or individuals to reduce the initial distress, develop coping behaviours, and decrease the likelihood of PTSD. Our psychosocial practitioners have provided exactly this grounding presence for people around the world following a range of crises.


✅ Assess the person or group’s mental state

Help them feel safe, calm, and in control again

Prioritise their needs

Help them understand their reactions

Signpost to further resources


📍 Venue: Online

⏰ Duration: 60 minutes for individuals / 90 minutes for teams

👥 Perfect for: any group or individual who has just experienced a traumatic or critical incident

💬 We say: “We can also provide psychosocial guidance to management as they respond to a crisis – ask us about this.”


📖 Support for staff after a critical incident


Individual (Up to 60 minutes): Delivered in the 72 hours following a critical incident, this session ensures the individual is psychologically safe, provides advice for managing initial symptoms and work duties, and identifies indicators for recovery. We can deliver this service to individuals and teams. Advice and guidance can also be provided to management and personnel managing the crisis.

Group (Up to 90 minutes): A space for a group or a team to discuss current stressors, trauma and common reactions; discover positive elements and meaningful experiences in the current environment; reduce the impact of stress through processing; discuss coping strategies such as self-compassion, reframing, self-awareness and self-care; and identify those who need extra support.


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