Psychological First Aid

Lifeline North Coast is reaching out to our communities’ natural leaders and frontline workers to support recovery and resilience in our region. After the 2019 summer bushfires, and now the current pandemic, we are seeing communities and local workplaces look for opportunities to support themselves. Our region, like others around Australia, is suffering from high stress levels and emotional burnout. The Psychological First Aid workshop is a 3–4-hour program that aims to provide basic skills to those who find themselves assisting people affected by a traumatic life event.

Workshop features

  • Learn how to provide support to people impacted by a disaster or critical event and aid community recovery.
  • Psychological First Aid objective is to build people’s capacity to recover. PFA supports recovery by helping people identify their immediate needs, strengths, and abilities to meet these needs.
  • PFA will empower you from a crisis-centred approach, to one of resiliency-building. The program uses strengths-based practice with case-based learning. The program also focuses on self-care; personal protection; loss, trauma, and stress.

PFA is support that is given:

  • To someone immediately following a disaster or critical event,
  • Until more appropriate professional help is available, and/or
  • Until the person is less overwhelmed and more able to cope

It seeks to:

  • Reduce the initial distress.
  • Foster short and long-term adaptive functioning (build resilience)
  • Minimise the risk of further harm.

What does the course provide?

  • A professional, skilled, and experienced Lifeline-qualified trainer.
  • Statement of attendance at the completion of the course.

Psychological First Aid is a best-practice approach to helping people affected by disaster or another stressful event. It is informed by sound principles and promotes recovery to help people feel safe, whilst guiding them to connect to formal services who can help.

When you sign up for this workshop, you recieve $50 off Lifeline’s safeTALK workshop on the same day. Click here to learn more.

Proceeds from Lifeline North Coast training help fund the vital work that Lifeline does through their Telephone Crisis Support Line 13 11 14, supporting help seekers and saving lives.

RSVP Here by Sun 23 May, 05:00 pm

RSVP Here by Sun 23 May, 05:00 pm

Venue: Toormina Community Centre, 171 Toormina Road, Toormina

Date/Time: Part day | Wed 26 May 2021, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (3.5hrs) AEST

Cost: $225 + booking fee

Event Organiser: Lifeline North Coast

Contact: Lifeline North Coast

Phone: 0266514093

Email: Click here

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Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

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