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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 and the Royal British Legion.
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.
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 specigically tailored to the Armed Forces Community and their culture.
How will I Learn?

The MHFA for the Armed Forces Community course usually takes place over 2 full days. However, the delivery of this course is very flexible and may be delivered over a number of sessions.

The sessions will be a mix of presentation, group discussions and group work activities. Our instructors provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don't feel comfortable joining in certain bits, then don't, we won't make you do something you aren't comfortable with.

Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, including suicide, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some bits particularly difficult.

You'll receive a MHFA Armed Forces Community manual that you can take away with you at the end of the course and also an attendance certificate from MHFA England to say you are now Armed Forces Community Mental Health First Aider.
Who can attend the course?

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

Places on the MHFA for the Armed Forces Community courses are fully funded and because of that are only open to specific groups of people. Places are restricted to members of the following target groups:
Serving personnel.
Family member of serving or ex-Service personel.
Health and Social Care working with the Armed Forces Community.
Charitable organisation working with the Armed Forces Community.
How do I book on a course?

Please phone M: 07743020034, Ph: 02891816107 or E:
Still have a few queries?

Please don't hesitate to contact us by phone M: 07743020034, Ph: 02891816107 or E: I will be only too happy to provide you with more information.

Link to MHFA England website

The cost of our MHFA course may vary depending on location and venue.

It's best to get in touch with us to discuss your needs and provide you with more information. Please contact us by.

M: 07743020034
Ph: 02891816107

Everyone who attends our course will be asked to fill out an anonymous evaluation and provide their feedback.

This ensures that our instructors and our courses are of the best quality at all times.

We have a very strong quality assurance process in place and are quick to respond to anything below our very high standards.

                  Dedicated to all Veterans. No matter what Era, no matter what Conflict.

Veteran Services, Northern Ireland
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Up Coming Courses

The next two day MHFA-Armedforces course will be

20th / 21st August 2016

This course is offered free to members of the Armed Forces Community. Please book on by contacting Andy Allen Veteran Support via this link book cse

The course runs from 10:00 - 16:00hrs daily. certification is supplied
Royal British Legion Helpline 0808 802 8080
Mental Health First Aid
For the Armed Forces Community
Veteran Services, ( Charities Information Site ) Northern Ireland.