Putting smiles on faces

Growing up without your mum or dad by your side is one of the toughest things to go through as a child, so knowing you’re not going through it alone is vital. For national military charity, Scotty’s Little Sol...

There for each other

The Army Widows’ Association (AWA) was formed in 2004 for army widows, widowers, recognised partners and their family members, to provide comfort, support, hope and a special understanding. Staff provide a muc...

Coping with grief

The loss of any family member is always very hard to cope with, but it can be particularly difficult for those who lose a loved one serving in the army. Here, we explore some of the avenues of support open to t...

Supporting your loss

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is holding remote support sessions for those processing bereavement and loss, providing a creative outlet and a safe space to talk… The two webinar sessions are run by SSAFA in...

The ripple effect widens

JULIA Molony and Sue Hawkins launched The Ripple Pond in 2012 after realising that they had no one to turn to for help. Sue said that there’s massive support available to families at first, but it’s often much...

United by a common bond

The Army Widows’ Association (AWA) is an independent, volunteer-run charity that offers support, friendship and practical help to widows and widowers who have lost their soldier – whatever the circumstances. We...

Winston’s Wish wins Plain English Award

LEADING childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish is celebrating after being awarded a "good" Plain English Award for three of their publications, including military title The family has been informed. Th...