Psychological First Aid
“Psychological first aid helps save lives.
Every household and building should have someone trained in it ” TODAYonline
Venue: Online via Zoom
PFA is a humane, supportive and practical response to people suffering exposure to serious stressors and who may need support. It is an approach to help people recover by responding to their basic needs and showing them concern and care, in a way that respects their wishes, culture, dignity and capabilities.
Although many people cope well enough in crisis situations, others may feel overwhelmed, confused, fearful, sad, angry or numb. Psychological First Aid (PFA) may be helpful for people who feel emotionally distressed after a crisis event.
Psychosocial support is about improving the psychosocial wellbeing by enhancing the care and support of families, friends and the community. It can be done by:
The face-to-face programme is designed to be an interactive one.
This programme and its materials are taken from a variety of sources which includes research papers and agencies’ white papers. It has been adapted to meet the need of this training programme. The sources are namely:
This 2-day programme is based on World Health Standard. Accreditation by Association for Psychotherapist and Counsellors, Singapore (APACS). Participants will receive CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION & COMPETENCE
Led by Faiszah A. Hamid and Chin Meng Leng, Trainers from Psychological First Aid and Community Based Psychosocial Support
Work to equip all staff member or volunteer, help in a major disaster, or at the scene of an accident where people are hurt
Approach a new situation safely for themselves and others, and not to cause harm by their action
Learn how to recognise signs of distress, calm the victim down and stabilise the situation so that it does not escalate
Deal with vulnerable groups of people.
Pre-approved VCF funding of up to 80% available for charities
|Community Care Training Grant||$17.28*|
|Community Care Training Grant||$19.44*|
All prices stated include GST.
*Up to 90% seminar fee funding for AIC approved organisations
Faiszah A. Hamid is a Trainer on Psychological First Aid and Community Based Psychosocial Support. Faiszah is the pioneer in introducing psychological first aid [PFA] training in Singapore when she was the Associate Director of the Singapore Red Cross Academy. Identifying the need for a holistic and structured psychosocial training in Singapore, she started to build up the SRC Academy’s capacity in this area by collaborating with partners and experts in this field. She is also the Regional Trainer in the same field and has since trained various humanitarian organizations locally and overseas. In 2016, together with SRCA, she introduced and launched its first Psychological First Aid training to the public.
Faiszah is currently the executive consultant with Psychosocial Initiative. She curates, advocates and develops programmes and workshops focusing on behavioural work issues, stress and conflict challenges and psychosocial support including PFA.
She is currently undergoing accreditation to be a certified emotion-based guidance coach and has developed the emotional first aid programme, focusing on providing support to a non-crisis related event. She is also a certified Stress Management consultant and a Behavioural Analyst. Besides training, she also provides psychological first aid and emotion-based counselling to the community. She also audits the training done by trainee trainers as part of the process in becoming a certified trainer.
Faiszah is also an adjunct lecturer with the Singapore Polytechnic and has trained all the CARE officers under the Ministry of Education (MOE). She has conducted PFA programmes for Singapore Red Cross’ volunteers, LTA, Association for Psychotherapists & Counsellor members, NCSS, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Manpower, Sentosa Development Association, National Environment Agency, Singapore Wildlife Reserves and Singapore Sports School. She is a member of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Network, the Global Psychosocial Support Network and the Mental Health Academy.
Other credentials are as follows:
CHIN MENG LENG is a Trainer on Psychological First Aid and Community Based Psychosocial Support. She is a veteran volunteer facilitator and coach on many fronts.
She volunteers with the Singapore Red Cross as a ﬁrst aider at community events and for the First Aider on Wheels programme at the East Coast Park. An active trained scout leader, she has been serving with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop based in Singapore since 2011. She was an International service Team (IST), together with 8,000 adult learners serving 40,000 scouts and leaders from 152 countries.
Currently, Ms Chin is also an associate trainer with the Singapore Red Cross Academy for the Psychological First Aid course and the Safe Step Programme in schools. She is also the facilitator for the Humanitarian Trail (Survival Essentials) for the Red Cross Youth, a joint initiative with the Outward Bound School.
With the Boy Scouts, Ms Chin serves as the Merit Badge Counsellor and Service Coordinator, where she coaches Life Scouts on their service projects and links them with the local agencies. She is also part of the trainer pool for the BSA National Youth & Leadership Training program.
Ms Chin volunteers for children with special needs as well. She facilitates their service learning experience through community travelling and ﬁeld trip. She also mentors a befriender programme for students from higher learning institutions. On top of all that, she provides an adapted online remote psychological ﬁrst aid training on a monthly basis to a local NGO’s befriending programmes to migrant workers.
Other credentials are as follows: