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Psychological First Aid (PFA) + Be A Samaritan (BAS) Programme


In partnership with Singapore Red Cross Academy, the Psychological First Aid + Be a Samaritan Programme (PFA+BAS) course equips learners with the basic knowledge and skills to help individuals affected by crises in life as well as suicide prevention skills.

The Psychological First Aid (PFA) + Be A Samaritan (BAS) Programme integrates the basic tenets of PFA and BAS, including Look, Listen and Link from PFA, with Alert, Approach and Assist from BAS, to provide learners with foundational knowledge on mental health and skills necessary to identify signs of stress and deliver psychological support in emergencies and everyday situations. Through interactive learning, case studies, and role-playing exercises, participants will be better equipped with the know-how to be an available lifeline to anyone in crisis.

Target Audience

Suitable for anyone who wants to be empowered to give psychological support to their loved ones or to their community.

Corporates or Frontliners e.g. schools, security, customer service, hospitality, grassroots, faith communities.

Only for individuals 16 years and above.

Private and customised classes available for groups of 10-20 pax.

8 hours


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Do note that fees are strictly non-refundable once payment has been made. To view the full terms and conditions of our training programmes, please click here.

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Module 1: Introduction to Mental Health

Understand the importance of PFA and how Psychological First Aid provider can help a a distressed individual.

Module 2: Understanding Crisis & Stress

Explain the concepts of crisis and stress and how it may affect an individual’s mental health.

Module 3: Self-Care & Social Support

Explore different types of self-care and learn the characteristics of social support.

Module 4: Introduction to Psychological First Aid (PFA)

Learn how to apply PFA support in different context through rote play and case studies.

Module 5: Suicide Prevention 101 Workshop
(e-learning basic knowledge-based workshop)

Gain basic knowledge of suicide prevention and learn how to support loved ones in crisis, aiming to widen the safety net by rallying the community as first responders.

Module 6: #HowRU Workshop
(online/onsite skill-base workshop)

The programme aims to equip participants with practical first-response skills using the ‘3A approach’: being alert to suicide distress, approaching with empathy to inquire about suicidal thoughts, and assisting referring to community resources. A certificate by will be issued upon completion.

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