This weekend saw seven CFAVs from across Dorset join colleagues from all over the UK attending the new ACF Healthy Minds Course pilot.
In a full day of activities, discussion and even some plasticine, our Adult Volunteers gained an awareness of Mental Health Issues that may affect both our Cadets and Our Adult Volunteers.
The course was designed to equip staff to be able to recognise some of the more common issues faced by our Cadets /CFAVS and signpost to the relevant help.
Course attendee, SSI Caroline Elsson said; “It was a fascinating, interactive course with great discussions, all of which helped to develop my skills in this important area. I'm really looking forward to taking things further”
The Army Cadets Healthy Minds Campaign has been developed to help support the cadets and adult volunteers across the Army Cadets. The focus is on promoting resilience through cadet activities and recognise when a cadet or adult may need some additional support.
During this challenging time, we recognise some people might be feeling anxious and may need some advice on what to do.
You can also download the Army Cadets Healthy Minds leaflet below: