Forces Children Scotland is looking for teenagers from serving and veteran families to work together to develop a multi-media campaign to help people better understand what it’s like to be a forces child.

The group will come together for a week-long residential in Edinburgh from 18-24 July to share their experiences, which will serve as the foundation for the campaign.

Many young people from military families have told Forces Children Scotland that they feel a seldom-heard group, so the charity has secured funding to work with creative agency Effervescent to amplify their voice.

Laura Falconer, Forces Children Scotland Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are thrilled to work in partnership with Effervescent to deliver this wonderful opportunity for young people.

“Our campaign will provide not only an opportunity to creatively express lived experience but also to develop new skills, build confidence and forge new friendships.”

Rich Halliday, Chief Executive Officer of Effervescent, said: “We want to help people understand what it’s like to be a forces child today, and there’s no better way to do that than to co-design a campaign with a group of forces children themselves.”

Interested? Apply to join the campaign working group by 23 May.