Psychological First Aid

Psychological first aid is a practical, flexible, and recommended approach to help people affected by trauma. It helps to reduce the initial distress, assisting people to cope in the days and weeks following a traumatic event – such as a disaster, workplace accident, or assault. It also helps coping with memories and feelings over the longer-term, such as on anniversaries of events. Phoenix Australia’s evidence-informed approach to Psychological First Aid can be used across a range of situations to help individuals, families, teams and communities who have experienced a potentially traumatic event.


For urgent support
call Lifeline on

Call 13 11 14

Confidential 24/7
counselling and referrals

Lifeline website