The team has a variety of training to meet the needs of the particpants, this includes:
Armed Forces Mental Health First Aiders, we have:
An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that affect wellbeing 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
Op COURAGE is there to provide specialist care and support for Service leavers, reservists, veterans and their families and the new name recognises that the first call for help takes courage.
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available from Op COURAGE. It doesn’t matter if you’re due to leave the Armed Forces, just left the Armed Forces or left decades ago, they are there to help and understand the courage it takes to speak to someone, and work to make sure they get the right type of specialist care, support, and treatment.
You can contact the service yourself, or ask your GP, a charity (including FWP), or someone else, such as a family member or friend, to do this for you. FWP is always ready to help you contact the service.