Psychological First Aid (or PFA) is a way to provide meaningful emotional support to individuals and team members in the aftermath of a crisis or overwhelming event.
The aim is to reduce the initial distress caused by the critical event and to foster both short and long-term coping.
“We provide humanitarian support, which can involve working with people who have been traumatised. When we started to look for experts who could train some of our team in Psychological First Aid, Thrive was recommended to us. In 3 sessions over 3 days, our team members gained the knowledge and skills to support traumatised groups in a meaningful way.” — Claire Merat, NRC