“Psychological First Aid & Post Incident Stress Debrief Facilitation Training | June 2021 Open Course Places Available”

Due to an increased demand for Psychological First Aid and Peer to Peer Debrief Facilitation Training. Tidal Training can now support lower numbers of people who wish to become qualified facilitators. Previously, this training was only being delivered onsite to groups of up to twelve staff from the same organisation. This made it difficult for organisations to book this training will smaller numbers. We have now set up open courses for individuals.

Psychological First Aid & Post Incident Stress Debrief Facilitation training benefits your organisation by bringing teams of people together to talk about experiences using a structured process whilst helping to change culture within your organisation. Covid-19 has taught all of us that we need to remember that it’s vitally important that we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our workforce. This is especially important in the current circumstances for all our healthcare & wider sector key workers who are working behind and around the front line.

Programme objective and content

The aims of this programme are to facilitate an appreciation of the complex range of symptoms that a person can experience when stressed whilst also examining the reasons why people experience and deal with stress differently.

It will then enable the learners to recognise and manage their own stress through a range of validated techniques that build both resilience and improve coping. The programme will also support the development of a range of knowledge skills that will allow learners to offer aid in critical incidents and then to facilitate the debriefing of those that may be stressed from involvement with traumatic events.

This programme includes content on: understanding stress and an individual’s response to stressful situations, coping with stress, stress at work, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, stress debriefing, communication skills, therapeutic group work skills, the role of the cognitive triad and negative thinking, psychological first aid and effective reporting.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define what stress is
  • Explain what is meant by stress and work-related stress.
  • Identify the symptoms of stress
  • Explain the typical causes of stress in the workplace and at home.
  • Undergo a stress risk assessment.
  • Understand the importance of controlling stress and know how to cope with stress when it arises
  • Identify what changes can be made in the workplace and at home in order to deal with the causes and effects of stress
  • Understand more about stress debriefing and how that can help
  • Experience what it feels like to be involved in a post incident stress debrief and how as individuals people can safeguard each other

This training also introduces a range of practical techniques that individuals can use to deal with stress and reduce it to a manageable level as well as providing a framework for the understanding of Post Incident Stress Debriefing (PISD) and the structure of the group format.