People with their mental health first aid certificates.

Armed Forces 2 Day Mental Health First Aid Training

Course Information

 This two day course qualifies you as an Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that affect well-being 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.

The cost for our open access courses is £220 +VAT per person and includes all learner materials, tea/coffee, and lunches. We do work with charities to deliver courses in-house or funded courses so please get in touch via if your organisation would like to work with us.


  • 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 receives:

  • A certificate to say you are an Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider.
  • An Armed Forces MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

Open Access Course Dates & Venues

All of our current open access course dates & venues are listed below.

When you find the dates & venue that suits you simply click BOOK NOW or if you prefer, e-mail us via to book your place.


We are currently arranging new dates & venues for this excellent 2 day training courses and they will be announced very soon.


Armed Forces Mental Health First Aid Training

This excellent 2 day training course is divided into 4 sessions:

Day 1 morning:

  • Why MHFA for the armed forces community?
  • Military culture.
  • What is mental health?
  • Stigma and discrimination.
  • Mental health issues - violence and the criminal justice system.
  • The five steps of Mental Health First Aid.

Day 1 afternoon:

  • Suicide.
  • Non-judgemental listening skills.
  • Crisis first aid for suicidal behaviour.
  • First aid for depression.
  • Signs and symptoms of depression.
  • Actions for suicidal behaviour and depression.
  • Treatment and resources for depression.
  • Self-care.
  • Vicarious trauma and burnout.

Day 2 morning:

  • Self-harm.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Treatment and resources for self-harm and eating disorders.
  • What is psychosis?
  • Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.
  • Symptoms and risk factors for psychosis.
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis.
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis.

 Day 2 afternoon:

  • What is anxiety?
  • When is anxiety a problem?
  • Signs and symptoms of anxiety.
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders.
  • The impact of trauma.
  • Post traumatic stress disorder.
  • Crisis first aid for panic attacks.
  • Crisis first aid for acute stress reaction. 
  • Recovery.
  • Action planning for using MHFA.

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