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...

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...

Virtual health helper

SSAFA’s health visiting involvement in BATUK, Kenya began in 2016 when the charity was asked to consider providing a service for families. AFF’s Kenya Co-ordinator provided evidence of the need for a health v...

Claim your lunch money

LIKE their counterparts in England, Service children and kids of entitled MOD civilians in schools overseas in reception, year one and year two or their national equivalent are entitled to a free school lunch. ...

A HIVE of information

AFTER 12 years working in the banking sector, Army spouse Sarah Quinn (pictured above) moved to Cyprus last year and became the information support officer at Dhekelia HIVE – a good place to start if you’re loo...

Long-term vision

IF you live in Cyprus, you may have heard about Androcles and Apollo and wondered what they are. Project Androcles is looking at the long-term plans for British Forces Cyprus, including what tasks British For...

AFF on the road

AFF Roadshows give you the opportunity to put your questions about Army life to those that can provide the answers. Last year, we headed to Paderborn in Germany, to hear questions from a packed audience. Region...