Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross is working to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

One of the organization’s many offerings is Psychological First Aid, which teaches people how to help others who may be experiencing loss, grief or stress, and also focuses on self-care. Participants come away with coping strategies to prevent, identify and deal with stressful events, and a better understanding of what supports are available. Psychological First Aid also introduces participants to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model - a resiliency-building approach to emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing that teaches how to support yourself and others to cope with the effects of various types of stress.

The Canadian Red Cross also recognizes the mental health and wellbeing consequences of humanitarian crises and can work with communities to ensure proper mental health and emotional support through applying psychological first aid principles following disasters and emergencies in Canada and around the world. During humanitarian crises, early mental health and psychosocial support can save lives and help to prevent further distress, suffering, and negative coping strategies. It can mean improved overall health and stronger resilience for individuals, families and communities.

Visit the Canadian Red Cross website: redcross.ca

Explore the map below to see where Canadian Red Cross Branches are located.