RAF Association launches mental wellbeing training in Glasgow

RAFA HQ Sir Baz North at Atlas Hours RAFA HQ Wembley Road, Leicester 24OCT17

Families of serving RAF personnel and veterans in Glasgow are to be offered training to help identify and deal with poor mental wellbeing.  

The Royal Air Forces (RAF) Association, a charity which supports the RAF family, is offering mental wellbeing awareness training at various UK venues – some of which will be in Glasgow. 

Its new Finding It Tough? initiative is open to all RAF veterans and their families, as well as the partners, parents, siblings and adult children (over 18) of serving RAF personnel. It’s also open to anyone working on an RAF station – such as MOD (Ministry of Defence) civil servants and defence contractors.

The training has been designed to create resilience, offer support to those struggling with mental wellbeing, and signpost them to appropriate support organisations.

Air Marshal Sir Baz North, President of the RAF Association, said: “The continuing stigma around mental wellbeing issues is something which must be addressed in all walks of life. The free courses that we are offering are a vital step towards this.  

“These courses will help people to identify the characteristics and traits associated with poor mental wellbeing so that timely and supportive action can be taken.” 

Training sessions will be delivered on various dates in Glasgow, with the first starting on Thursday 12 March at the Pentagon Centre, on Washington Street.  

For more information and to book a place on one of the mental wellbeing awareness courses, visit the website

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