Psychological First Aid – Self-Care

Duration: Online: 45 – 90 minutes
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This online course assists learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to cope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can also be taken in combination with the Psychological First Aid - Caring for Others online course to supplement and strengthen an overall wellness program.

Note for Course Participants

While mental health first aid programs teach how to help someone experiencing a mental health emergency, Red Cross Psychological First Aid is a resiliency-based program for everyone that offers prevention and coping strategies for dealing with different types of stress resulting from various types of trauma.


Available as a stand-alone course, or for candidates who wish to take the Psychological First Aid in-class course. Course is adaptable to all audiences (Youth, Workplace, Professional Responder).


Online: 45 – 90 minutes

Online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at any time and can resume where they left off. The duration will vary depending on the individual learner and their prior knowledge of the subject matter.


14 years of age or with adult support (recommended)


At the end of the online module participants must successfully complete the test. Participants that do not achieve 100% can review the module content and try as many times as necessary to advance and complete the course. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique.

Course Content

Online: Self-Care: Understanding the effects of stress, loss and grief using the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model.

Participant Materials

  • Psychological First Aid: Self-Care online course
  • Printable certificate issued upon successful completion

How to Register for this Course

  1. Visit our course registration website at:  
  2. On the “Select Program and Category” dropdown, select “Psychological First Aid
  3. On the dropdown just below, select “Psychological First Aid
  4. Click the dropdown labeled “All Languages” and select your preferred language of instruction
  5. On the “Select your date range” dropdown, set a start date and an end date. NOTE: while online courses can be taken anytime, you must still enter start and end dates to complete the search form.  
  6. Optional: If you are looking to take online courses only, you can click the dropdown labeled “All Delivery Methods” and select “Online
  7. Optional: If you are looking to take an in-class course, type in your location in the field labeled “Enter your postal code, address or city
  8. Click the red “Search” button
You will see a list of Psychological First Aid Courses that meet your search criteria.  Click the “Take this Course” button to register.

Printable version - Psychological First Aid – Self-Care