Psychological First Aid (PFA)

With thanks to Dr Isabel Wilson, paediatric registrar with experience of working with refugees and internally displaced people in southern Europe.

“Humane, supportive and practical assistance to fellow human beings who recently suffered a serious stressor.” We can all practice PFA.
The 8 core actions of PFA and tips for acute stabilisation of a distressed person

Public Health England has developed a course on PFA in Covid-19.  Almost 100,000 people have already signed up to learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals traumatised by their experience of lockdown or Covid-19 itself.  Sign up at 

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