Psychological First Aid

CST's Psychological Response Team responds to the psychological and emotional needs of the Jewish community after a major incident. The team is also available for deployment beyond the Jewish community, enabling CST to assist wider society in a major incident or crisis. 

The Psychological Response Team includes both CST volunteers, and others from the Jewish community with expertise in these specific skills.

The team is led by professional trauma psychologists and psychotherapists, under the supervision of Dr. Nikki Scheiner. All Psychological First Aiders undergo training from leading professionals.

Important documents:
Psychological First Response: An introduction for volunteers
CST Behavioural Changes After a Major Traumatic Incident

If you wish to volunteer for a role in the Psychological First Aider group, for which no specific qualifications are necessary, or to become part of the team providing psychological intervention, where expertise in psychological trauma work is necessary, please contact CST at enquiries@cst.org.uk.

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“I never stop being amazed at the professional, selfless and totally dedicated commitment shown by the CST staff and volunteers. Our community is indebted to CST for the comprehensive protection the organisation provides, which sadly is so very necessary at this time.”

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth