Mental Health First Aid

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Learn how to provide the “first aid” help to someone who is developing or experiencing a worsening mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.


At the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate the different crisis reactions and know how to act on such

  • Understand the nature of stress and coping during the time of pandemic and other crisis situations

  • Demonstrate the skills for rapport building and supportive communication

  • Conduct PFA using the RAPID model (Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition)

Identify self-care strategies for managing stress and supporting others.


  • Managers and supervisors

  • HR Managers and staff

  • Mental health practitioners

  • Business Owners


Day 1

  • Nature and Principles of Psychological First Aid

  • Rapport Building and the Communication Process

Day 2

  • Conducting the RAPID model of Psychological First Aid

  • The Do’s and Don’ts in PFA

Self-care and Social Support

Alessandra Arpon, RPsy

Alessandra Arpon, RPsy

Alessandra Arpon, RPsy is working in education, research, assessment, and mental health awareness, treatment, and care. She earned her BS psychology from Far Eastern University - Manila with a magna cum laude distinction and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from De La Salle University – Manila where she is also taking her Ph. D. in clinical counseling psychology. She is a licensed psychologist who garnered the 5th place during the licensure examination for psychologist in 2017.
Alessandra Arpon, RPsy

Jomar is a Registered Psychometrician and currently the Project Manager for Mental Health and Well-being of Premier Value Provider, Inc. He earned his BS Psychology degree from Universidad de Manila and his master's degree in Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology from Adamson University. He is also a faculty member of Makati Medical Center College where he handles undergraduate psychology courses.

As a workplace mental health advocate, Jomar conducts mental health related trainings, workshops, and seminars to companies, institutions, and non-government organizations. His interest in extending and addressing the mental health needs of people made him decide to study Filipino Sign Language at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde wherein he wanted to make mental health be more available to people who are usually unheard.

Jomar is a member of Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, Psychological Association of the Philippines, and Youth for Mental Health Coalition, Inc. He is also a Lifetime Member and a volunteer of Philippine Mental Health Association, Inc.

Jose Mari A. Hulleza, RPm, MAPsy

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