Highlanders tackle Spartan Race for Scotty’s

SOLDIERS from The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4SCOTS) tackled the fierce Spartan Race to raise money for children’s Armed Forces charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers. Led by Andre...

Sign up for SSAFA’s family break

JOIN the SSAFA family this November for a fun-filled three-night break exclusively for military families with children who have additional needs and disabilities. Running from 16-19 November and offering up ...

Secondary healthcare overseas

THE standard and availability of secondary healthcare, such as physiotherapy and screening, varies depending on where you’re posted overseas. Whilst Defence Medical Services aims to provide healthcare to a simi...

Dental dilemmas

Karen Ross, AFF Health & Additional Needs Specialist, shares the latest updates on NHS dental and orthodontic provision – topics that generate a number of enquiries from Army families… FROM recent enqu...

Overseas health fairs

IN MANY overseas locations, annual health fairs bring together military and civilian professionals, organisations and businesses. They are a great source of information on dental care, local sports clubs, alt...

Remote access

THE Army Welfare Service (AWS) Intake & Assessment Team (IAT) was established to deal with enquiries in the north of England, but it was so successful that it’s now the single point of access for all welfar...

First aid for the mind

Stigma is often cited as the greatest barrier to people seeking help for their mental health, which is why Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England aims to train one-in-ten people as mental health first aiders. I...

Your health overseas

IN A recent AFF overseas survey, we were pleased to see a rise in satisfaction levels relating to healthcare provision overseas compared to 2015 figures. The exception was a drop to just five per cent satisfac...

Reading Force opens new chapter

READING Force, a tri-Service charity dedicated to getting more military families reading, sharing and talking, has received an increase in funding from Annington. The company has agreed to support the charit...