Forces Children Scotland has launched a holistic support service, Mindful Connections, to help families leaving the armed forces make a successful transition to civilian life across central Scotland.

The service will work with families to meet education, learning and employment support needs. In addition, it will deliver social, sporting and creative events so that families can forge new connections and successfully integrate within civilian communities.

Mindful Connections, which has received funding from the Scottish Veterans Fund, also aims to provide opportunities for families to share their experiences through a series of podcasts to help others going through similar situations.  

Forces Children Scotland’s Chief Executive Officer, Laura Falconer, said: “Having listened to the experiences of beneficiaries, we know the transition to civilian life presents a range of challenges; some of which are faced by the family as a whole but, in other cases, it will specifically relate to the children or adults.

“The holistic support aims to meet the unique support needs of all within the family and I encourage those who have made the transition or will shortly do so to contact our team.”

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