Mental Health Training

Mental Health First Aid Armed Forces (2 day)

Especially Designed for the Armed Forces Community

MHFA for the Armed Forces Community is a specially designed project. It provides the basis for increased mental health resilience amongst veterans and the families of both veterans and serving personnel throughout the UK. SSAFA (the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) is delivering the project in a collaborative partnership between themselves, MHFA England CIC, Combat Stress the Royal British Legion.

The project will initially train approximately 180 instructors from across 5 target groups – Health & Social Care professionals, voluntary/charitable services, friends and family, veterans & serving personnel. Once trained, these individuals will deliver training in their own communities in order to train approximately 6,600 Armed Forces Community Mental Health First Aiders.

What will I learn?

Our MHFA Armed Forces Community course is split up into 4 manageable chunks. These are:

  • What is mental health, and why mhfa for armed forces community?
  • Suicide and depression
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder

In each section you will learn how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

These topics have been specifically tailored to the armed forces community and their culture.



£200 + VAT per delegate

How to book on our courses

Please contact our office on 07833 470979 or email for a booking form.

Training Calendar

See our latest course dates here

In-house courses

If you’d like to discuss our in-house training options please contact us.


A 5% discount is available to students, volunteers, third sector organisations, and bookings of more than one place (or course). Proof of concessionwill be required at point of booking.

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