Caring For Others – Free Online Learning Opportunity

As we start to open up our bubbles, and slowly re-connect with friends and family, we may be feeling a lot of emotions, both positive and negative. It is more important than ever to care for each other, and those in our community. To aid and support members of the UBC community, UBC Recreation and the UBC Aquatic Centre are offering a FREE online course to help participants help others.

The Psychological First Aid – Caring for Others online course will help you face the stresses of life, and help others, through resiliency based training. Through the online course, you will gain an understanding of how to recognize when a person is in distress, and how you can offer help.

You will also learn the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model, which you will then use to participate in a Zoom discussion with other members of the UBC community. This discussion will be moderated by Kristin Hutniak, a certified Red Cross Psychological First Aid instructor. The discussion will end with everyone committing to an action they will be taking in their community – how will you be caring for others?

…Are you ready to start learning?!

Registration Information

What is it? A free opportunity to learn Psychological First Aid tools to use in the community. The online module will take approximately 45-90 minutes, and the discussion will be approximately 30-40 minutes.

Who can attend: Any member of the UBC community (staff, faculty, resident, student, etc.), aged 14 years or older. Participants are able to take the course with a roommate or family members (one registration per household please).

How much does it cost? FREE! Thanks to Utown at UBC Community Grant, we can offer this course to 50 people at no cost to the participant.

How to register: Email Kristin Hutniak at and let her know which of the discussion time you would like to attend (attend only one session). She will then send you a link to the online course, and the Zoom link for your discussion.

  • Zoom Discussion 1: Wednesday, July 22, 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • Zoom Discussion 2: Thursday, August 6, 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • Zoom Discussion 3: Saturday, August 8, 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Zoom Discussion 4: Monday, August 10, 12:00 – 1:00pm