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Military veteran courses

Courses that empower your mental health experiences and improve your wellbeing, developed by veterans, for veterans.

Course overview

A range of courses for people who have served their country and those who supported them, delivered by veterans, for veterans. 

Our specialist courses have been developed by people with their own experiences of mental health issues after leaving the armed forces. Choose from our courses to learn vital skills for yourself or others:

  • Supporting Forces' Families
  • Developing a Peer Support group for Veterans
  • Understanding PTSD
  • Dealing with PTSD (follow up course)
Learning Objectives


Supporting Forces’ Families

All students will be able to:

• Give a definition of a veteran and list 2 important factors in supporting a veteran.

Most students will be able to:

• Apply the recovery process to their own situation and identify appropriate support.

Some students may be able to:

• Identify one thing they will do differently as a result of attending today.



Developing a Peer Support Group for Veterans

All students will be able to:

• Describe a benefit of a Veteran support group and list 2 practical tips about setting up or maintaining a Veteran support group.

Most students will be able to:

• List 2 potential problems in a Veteran support group and describe 1 way to deal with issues that may arise.

Some students may be able to:

• Identify what to do next if they wish to develop a Peer Support group.



Understanding PTSD

All students will be able to:

• Give a definition of PTSD and list two aspects of PTSD.

Most students will be able to:

• Describe some of the physical effects of PTSD.

Some students may be able to:

• Identify one of the recovery skills they can use to help overcome or better manage PTSD.



Dealing with PTSD (follow on course)

All students will be able to:

• Give a definition of PTSD (recap from previous course).

• Understand how the threat brain operates and how it helps us to survive.

• Know of some coping strategies to calm the threat brain response.

Most students will be able to:

• Describe some of the physical effects of Anxiety (Fight or Flight) (recap from previous course).

• Implement the taught coping strategies.

Some students may be able to:

• Identify two of the recovery skills they can use to help overcome the physical effects of the Amygdala’s response.

• Reduce some emotions of guilt, shame or blame relating to their reactions at the time and in their current situation.

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Understanding Depression

A session that dispels common misconceptions and discusses the realities of living with depression, treatment options and local support.

First Steps to Recovery

A series of seven mini lectures that cover the essential building blocks for mental health recovery.

Living with Anxiety

A three-part programme which provides insights into anxiety and helps you develop coping strategies for living well.