Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a well-known methodology within the Red Cross Movement. PFA is a structured way of supporting someone who needs help without making them dependent, and it has proven to be very efficient in helping people cope with trauma and crisis. PFA is not something only professionals can do. PFA for Young Peers involves reaching out, listening to, and caring about a person in difficulty and if needed providing practical help. But it is also about setting boundaries and taking care of yourself as a volunteer. PFA can be useful during large scale events and humanitarian crisis, but also on an individual basis such as dealing with mental health issues, abuse, family crisis, etc.
This tool is developed by Danish Red Cross Youth.