This two day course trains people as Armed Forces Mental Health First Aiders, giving them:
An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that affect wellbeing for the armed forces community
Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through the MOD, the NHS, support charities, or a mix
Places on the course are restricted to serving and ex-serving personnel, their family members, and support services who work with the armed forces community.
Two day face-to-face course across four manageable sessions
Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn
Everyone who completes the course gets:
A certificate of attendance to say they are an Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider
An Armed Forces MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it
Get in touch with our team to discuss your organisation's requirements.
Email the team
Or call us on 0203 928 0760, option 1.
If you’re looking to book a small number of individual places on a course, you may want to book directly with one of our independent Instructor Members. Find courses running near you.
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