Army Training Unit (North) based at Strensall in York sponsored an Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) course recently.
MHFA training courses are designed to teach people to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support. Developed in collaboration with the UK’s leading military support charities, Armed Forces MHFA is tailored to the unique culture and mental health needs of the military community.
The two day course was organised and delivered by Captain A Blanchard from 150 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps and was attended by fifteen members of military and civilian staff.
The MHFA training provided them with the skills to understand the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues. As Mental Health First Aiders they are now able to recognise the symptoms of mental health and offer guidance as to next steps to support those in need.
Every student walked away feeling more confident in their ability as a Mental Health First Aider; with skills transferable both, in and outside of the work place.
To learn more about the Army Reserves click here. To learn more about the MHFA course visit https://mhfaengland.org/organisations/armed-forces/