Our happy girl

Army life can be challenging for most of us, but it can be even more difficult for those families who are caring for a child with additional needs. Here, Andrea Baker tells us how her family have coped after th...

Aiming high

Craig Johnson is the Nurse Advisor for the MOD’s Directorate Children & Young People (DCYP). It might sound unusual to have a nurse working in an educational organisation, but he’s part of a multi-agency te...

Celebrating healthcare

The health – mental and physical – of loved ones is arguably our biggest priority and as army families, it’s reassuring to know there are lots of healthcare professionals looking after us, specific initiatives ...

Self-care Sundays

Self-care Sunday Series is an initiative from Amy Peak, Kelly Wales and Pollyanna Kane, who were running retreats for military spouses via reviveandrenew.co.uk, but as they could no longer do these in the curre...

Dedicated to their duties

2020 is the ‘Year of the Nurse’ and never has it been more apparent how crucial healthcare professionals are to all of us. If you’re an army spouse facing frequent moves and long periods apart from your soldier...

Robert’s story

Robert Wells joined the army at 18 and served almost 13 years in the Royal Military Police. After leaving, he ran his own security business, working as a close protection officer in many challenging environment...

Pre-screening prep

If you’ve been offered a posting outside of the UK, it’s important to understand the pre-screening process that will be required before you’ll be given clearance to go overseas… SINCE April all medical pre...

Make it a priority

MY MOTHER died of breast cancer when I was 17 – she was 43. She was raised in an orphanage and didn’t know her family history so when I turned 40, I was advised by my doctor that I could request annual mammogra...

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, happily married and planned to have a family. After the i...

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 number of Service children estimated at around 73,000, the ch...