Upcoming Training: Psychological First Aid for Young Peers

  • January 6, 2022
January 6, 2022

The PS Centre and Danish Red Cross Youth are hosting a blended learning training in Psychological First Aid for Young Peers.

The training builds on blended learning where trainees study assigned materials, participate in a pre-training meeting and self-study to prepare themselves for the three-day face-to-face training. The course is open for Red Cross Red Crescent youth trainers with MHPSS knowledge who are familiar with PFA and work with youth in community-based projects and programmes.

Psychological first aid can teach young people how to support their peers. Psychological first aid (PFA) is a first entry point to assist people in acute distress. It is a simple, yet powerful way of supporting someone, to feel calm, safe, and supported, and to link to more specialised support if needed.

Dates, deadlines, and other important information

The training is free of charge, and participants must cover their own costs apart from tea, coffee, and snacks provided during breaks and lunch served daily.

Training: 2, 3 and 4 March 2022 from 9 am to 4:30 pm

The training will be held at the Danish Red Cross Headquarters, Blegdamsvej 27, 2100 Ø, Copenhagen.

Applications are submitted to the online system here.

Applications close midnight CEST on 14 February and applicants be notified shortly after.

Please get in touch with the PS Centre well ahead of time, should you need a visa to visit Denmark.

Required pre-training study materials:

A Guide to Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid for Young Peers: A training manual
Psychological First Aid - Basic PFA