Psychological First Aid

Short Course / 2-Half days (Synchronous online)

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Course Fees

Course Information

This course will help you gain knowledge and skills to attend to anyone in distress. PFA is a simple and cost-effective approach to help others who are experiencing psychological tension. In building people’s own capacity and emotional resilience to recover psychologically, the psychological first aider can help reduce initial distress and promote flexible coping to overcome the crisis.

Research shows that psychological first aid reduces the risk of mental health deterioration post-crisis. It has widespread appeal as it can be safely delivered by individuals without professional mental health training. This course is jointly organised by NP CET Academy and KALL Psychology.

Learning Outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain Psychological First Aid principles and action steps.
  • Recognise common mental health problems in workplace and social situations.
  • Provide emotional support for distressed persons with empathic communication skills.
  • Define the process of signposting distressed persons to further professional mental health support.
  • Identify personal self-care strategies for on-going sustainable practice.
This interactive and experiential workshop will involve role-plays, case studies, and skills practice.


Course Dates:7 July & 14 July 2021 (Synchronous online)

Application Period for Jun Run: 4 June to 23 Jun 2021

Time:  9.30am to 12.30pm

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.


Guided written assessment task.

A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Course Fees

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.
The course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click here.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above$60.50
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents$160.50
Full Course Fee$535.00