Fertility joy for army couple

Forces family Ann and Mike, from Derbyshire, explain how after the painful loss of their daughter and discovering a rare genetic condition, they have just enjoyed their first Christmas with their baby son Liam....

Stories of resilience

SAS hero and TV star Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham has told how he felt guilt about the impact his danger-fuelled life had on his family... The Who Dares Wins instructor has revealed that his lethal missions exacted...

Selfcare Sundays

Amy, Polly and Kelly, founders of Revive & Renew (reviveandrenew.co.uk) – business, wellness and personal growth retreats – had to cancel their residential breaks for 2020 due to COVID-19, so they decided t...

Winter warmers

How can you keep your family happy and healthy this winter? At the end of a tough year for most people, this edition’s food column is focused on keeping your spirits up. Our culinary queen AJ Sharp has been exp...

Constant care

According to Carers UK there are 6.5 million people in this country supporting a loved one who is elderly, disabled or seriously ill. There’s no data that estimates how many adult or young carers are in the arm...

Easing the way to civvy street

How can you ensure you fulfil your potential in civvy street when your soldier leaves the army? SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, provides a mentoring service to help motivate, support and empower you as your fa...

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...