We Are in a Mental Health Crisis
More people need help than there are professional helpers available. Without proper training you or others in your organization are likely to...
Not know what to say.
Not know what to do.
Miss signs of emotional struggles.
Mistake everything for trauma.
Experience compassion fatigue.
Mental health is complex, especially trauma.
With Spiritual First Aid, helping doesn't have to be.
ABOUT SPIRITUAL FIRST AID
Spiritual First Aid is a 6-session certificate course that teaches frontline peer-to-peer spiritual and emotional care and trauma-informed best practices using our step-by-step BLESS CPR framework. Complete the course individually in about 6 hours, or 9 hours as part of a facilitator-led group.
Everything You Need to Make a Difference
You don’t have to be a professional helper or have lots of experience to make a difference. We created this course for everyday people on the frontline of the mental health crisis just like you. We'll give you a plan for using your strengths more effectively, research backed helping skills, and equip you with practical tools.
Complete on-demand at your own pace or as part of a facilitator-led group.
Receive 8 videos and a downloadable field guide, workbook, and 20 + tools.
Gain practical helping skills through activities and role-play simulations.
Be Confident in the Care You Give
You don't have to keep worrying if you did enough to help. Enroll to learn how to care well for adults, adolescents, and children who are struggling with issues ranging from mild stress to mass trauma.
Together we can reverse the mental health crisis.
By completing the course you'll be joining a movement of Christian mental health champions working to bridge the gap between those needing care and overstretched mental health systems.
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1. Spiritual First Aid Basics
2. BLESS Triage
3. Care with Practical Presence
4. Provide Coping Practices
5. Refer and Resource
6. HELPING LAB
Optional Bonus Sessions
Helping Children and Adolescents
(How to Prevent Burnout)
Becoming a Trauma-Informed Church, Organization, or Community
How Spiritual First Aid Was Developed
OF FRONTLINE MINISTRY EXPERIENCE
OF PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH EXPERIENCE
OF FIELD TESTING
You'll Learn BLESS CPR
Similar to medical first aid which provides temporary care, Spiritual First Aid's BLESS CPR step-by-step framework will help you master small actions that make a big difference. Learn how to holistically respond to struggles such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, work problems, and relationship issues. Be equipped to walk alongside others through trauma caused by grief, crises, abuse, violence, and disasters. Our research shows that providing this kind of immediate help can reduce spiritual and emotional pain, speed recovery, and lead to long-term benefits.
Perfect for Individuals and Groups
Your 3 step path to becoming the helper others need you to be.
Complete on-demand at your own pace or join a facilitator-led group.
Download resources, watch the videos, and earn your course certificate.
Practice what you're learning to grow your ability and to help others.
Individual and Group Pricing Options
SAVE UP TO 40% WHEN YOU ENROLL AS A GROUP
"The biblical wisdom offered in the Spiritual First Aid course gave me effective tools to humbly come alongside to assist individuals in their lowest moment in life."
Bob H. / Fort Wayne Rescue Ministries
"We train all our staff in Spiritual First Aid. We have seen many lives begin their healing and transformation due to this program."
Justin B. / Keystone Ministries
Meet Your Instructors
CO-FOUNDERS OF SPIRITUAL FIRST AID
Jamie Aten, Ph.D.
Kent Annan, M.Div.
Humanitarian Ministry Leader
“Everyone can help—but not all help is effective. Scripture and research offer valuable insights on caring. That’s why we created Spiritual First Aid. Our vision for this easy-to-understand course is to equip you with the basics of what we’ve learned after 25+ years in ministry and after conducting over 50 research studies. We share our field-tested tools, real stories from the frontlines, and even our mistakes (so you can avoid them). No complicated jargon here. Just the simple and practical tools you need to confidently help those around you. We pray this course blesses you as you prepare to bless others."— Jamie Aten & Kent Annan
Block of Courses
|8 on-demand training videos||Downloadable welcome guide, field guide, and workbook||Digital toolkit with 20 + handouts||Self-assessments||Helping role plays and scenarios||Self-aid activities for building helper resilience||Launch kit and promotional materials||Easy-to-use facilitator guide||Facilitator learning hub||Access to partner success team|
Get Your Free Spiritual First Aid Course Preview!
Watch Session 1 and download practical tools for responding to spiritual and emotional needs that include a BLESS CPR quick-reference, basic overview of trauma, 12 self-aid resilience practices, 20 encouraging verses, and more! Get access now so you can stop worrying if you did enough to help and start feeling more confident in the care you give.