Mental health

Psychological first aid

Facilitator’s manual for orienting field workers

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 88
Publication date: 2014
Languages: Chinese, English, Greek and Ukrainian.
ISBN: 978 92 4 154861 8



This facilitator’s guide is designed to orient helpers to offer psychological first aid (PFA) to people following a serious crisis event. PFA involves humane, supportive and practical assistance for people who are distressed, in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities.

This facilitator’s guide is to be used together with the following publication and slideshow: