To minimise non-essential travel and increase social distancing during the current coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our Finding It Tough? courses. We are currently working on a revised programme of training dates to take place later this year.
If you have registered already, you don’t need to take any action. We will contact you to confirm your continued interest and availability once our new dates are confirmed.
If you have not already registered for a future course, please click HERE.
Are you or someone you care about finding it tough? Throughout 2020, the RAF Association is holding free mental wellbeing training courses for non-serving members of the RAF family at locations across the UK.
We recognise that RAF service can sometimes place a strain on everyday life. And we all need a little bit of help from time to time.
Who's the course for?
- All partners, parents, brothers, sisters and children (over 18) of anyone serving in the RAF
- All RAF veterans and their families
- Anyone working on an RAF base (e.g. MOD civil servants and defence contractors)
We welcome people who want to improve their own mental wellbeing, as well as anyone who wants to support their friends, family members and colleagues, and spot any signs that they might be suffering too.
What will it cover?
Our one-day course will help you to recognise that you’re not alone. Everyone struggles with life from time to time and we’ll discuss how being part of the wider RAF family brings its own unique challenges.
We’ll help you to see things differently and learn practical steps to overcome some of your biggest challenges – or those experienced by the people you care about – helping you and others to take the first steps to get back on your feet and take control of your life.
You’ll learn about the following six habits for developing resilience:
1. Focusing on control
2. Knowing yourself
3. Thinking differently
4. Reaching out
5. Finding purpose and focus
6. Connecting mind and body
Where can I attend a course?
Our courses are being held across the UK – from Glasgow to Plymouth. With over 40 locations to choose from, you’ll hopefully find one nearby. Lunch is also provided free of charge.
Participation is completely confidential.
Serving RAF personnel are encouraged to seek help through the RAF’s Thriving At Work programme.