In focus: Children’s mental health

THE Centre for Mental Health states that every year, approximately one-in-ten children and young people experience a mental health problem. With the number of Service children estimated at around 73,000, the ch...

This Mum Runs: Military Mums

Army&You Deputy Editor Lisa Youd hit the road with the new This Mum Runs: Military Mums group to find out how it's planning to use exercise to improve health and happiness among Service spouses. Press pl...

Benefits bulletin

AFF receives a number of enquiries about entitlement to benefits. Karen Ross, our Health & Additional Needs Specialist, shares some things you need to know... IF YOU’RE over 16 and still receiving Disa...

Eat well for less

For many military families, groceries are the biggest monthly expense, so Army wife AJ Sharp, associate member of the Guild of Fine Food and Great Taste Awards judge, has gone back to basics to explore how we c...

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...