Background on Psychological First Aid Basic psychosocial support skills are important for any intervention and key to maintaining and promoting the health of all communities. Such skills are also essential for many involved in the COVID-19 response as well as other frontline workers, whether they identify as a mental health care provider or not. This guide can be helpful for all frontline workers responding to COVID-19.
This guide was adapted from the Basic Psychosocial Skills Guide, a project by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. The project was supported by member agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, with extensive inputs from COVID-19 survivors and COVID-19 responders from all over the world.