Psychological First Aid (PFA) training module


Helping people cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19.

Public Health England has launched a Psychological First Aid (PFA) training module, aimed at all frontline and essential workers and volunteers. The course aims to increase awareness and confidence to provide psychosocial support to people affected by COVID-19. PFA is a globally recognised training in emergency situations and we have developed this new course as part of our national incident response, and supported by NHS England and Health Education England.

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, recognise people who may be at increased risk of distress and how to offer practical and emotional support.