A place to call home

Local authorities desperately need foster carers and many are recognising that Service families have the background, skills and support needed. Army&You spoke to AFF Health & Additional Needs Specialist...

Sun, sea & supportability

The thought of sunnier climes or living in exotic locations can be very tempting. But for those of you who have a family member who requires extra support due to a medical condition, additional need and/or disa...

Don’t forget the doctor

Moving is often a juggling act and with so much to think about, some things don’t always make it to the top of the list, such as finding a new GP. A number of Army families have found it difficult to register w...

Special animal lovers needed

SERVICE Dogs UK is on the lookout for dog-loving people in West Sussex, Surrey and East and North Hampshire.‬‬‬ As the charity grows, it is in need of more temporary foster homes for the rescue dogs it has u...

Health in your community

Last year Karen Ross, AFF Health & Additional Needs Specialist, was involved in developing guidance for health visitors supporting the wellbeing of military families. Here, she investigates how they are wor...

AFF backs kids’ mental health campaign

THE Army Families Federation is backing a national campaign promoting positive mental health among young people. Children’s Mental Health Week 2016, which launched today (8 February), is focusing on building...

Join an army of quitters

SOLDIERS are being urged to join a growing army of quitters by kicking cigarettes into touch for next month’s national No Smoking Day. The campaign, which is run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and tak...

Back from the brink

When the stress of a new posting compounded a lack of post operational tour leave, Capt Justin Taylor found his mental health faltering. In this candid piece, the officer relives his darkest days and explains h...

The secret of sandal-ready feet

Want to get your feet in shape to show off this summer? Army&You's beauty expert Gracie Brown tells you how... AH, summer! A time where your feet are on show more than ever. After they have been h...