Health

The voice of the voiceless

HAVING suffered a challenging health journey, army spouse Elizabeth Amoaa set up Speciallady Awareness – a foundation to support women suffering from ...

Worry workshops

In her role as the service pupils’ champion with North Yorkshire County Council, Nickie Young found an increasing number of families seeking support f...

Women’s wellbeing

RESEARCHERS at King’s College London are shining a spotlight on the topic of maternal mental health in the military community. The study, which is...

Wall of wellbeing

If you’re struggling and in need of support, Big White Wall, an online mental health and wellbeing resource, is available to anyone in the armed force...

No defence for abuse

Domestic abuse is not easy to discuss. The army lifestyle can affect families seeking support because there’s often a fear that it will impact on thei...

Light at the end of the tunnel

A FEW years ago, I knew a soldier who was strong, confident and independent, writes Maj Clair Robinson-Kirk. She had a good job, was recently promoted...

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 n...

Benefits bulletin

AFF receives a number of enquiries about entitlement to benefits. Karen Ross, our Health & Additional Needs Specialist, shares some things you nee...

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 Tas...

Secondary healthcare overseas

THE standard and availability of secondary healthcare, such as physiotherapy and screening, varies depending on where you’re posted overseas. Whilst D...