Following the award of funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to continue to develop the ‘Lifting the Lid’ campaign, we are now able to provide Mental Health (MH) training across staff, volunteers and RMA members. 

The courses we have chosen are approved MH courses and are delivered by two organisations; IED Solutions and Moor Mindful both of which have strong connections to the Corps and excellent knowledge of our Corps Family and importantly the Charity. 

These courses are designed to raise awareness of Mental Health issues, help to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and to help spot the signs and symptoms when someone is becoming unwell.

All courses are delivered online, and the next available courses are: 

Course Dates

Course Date Duration NumbersOrganisation
Mental Health Awareness 17th Aug 2021 4 hours 16 Places IED Solutions 
Mental Health Champion 27th Sept 20211 day 10 Places Moor Mindful 
Metal Health First Aid (Level 3)5th &6th October2 days10 placesIED Solutions
Mental Health Awareness (Level 1)9th November4 hours10 PlacesIED Solutions
There is no requirement to have had previous training in mental health for those attending the Level 3 course which is more suited to those with a degree of responsibility and duty of care.

Course Syllabus – MH Champion – 1 Day 

  • An understanding of common mental health issues
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness 
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health  
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing 

Course syllabus – MH Awareness  – 4 hours 

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?     
  • Identifying mental health conditions  
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation 
  • Stress  
  • Mental health conditions 

The training is open to RM Support Network Volunteers and all members of the RMA.  If you are interested in attending any of these excellent and useful courses, please email Sue Holloway (Health & Wellbeing Team, Casework Manager), with the following: 

  • Date and title of course 
  • Name you wish to appear on your certificate 
  • Email address for e-workbook to be sent 

Once received Sue will email you in reply to confirm that you have secured a place.  Joining instructions will be sent out direct from the training provider closer to the course date. 

Please note you will require a robust internet connection and access to a computer with a camera to undertake this training.