Tales of the unexpected

A blog from Army&You’s winter 2021 edition by By Emma Disney, @secretbattlesofamilitarywife As military spouses it’s safe to say that most of us have heard of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I was pr...

It’s good to talk

During her current posting to Surrey, army spouse Antoinette Broomfield is training as a psychological wellbeing practitioner. She’s now involved in delivering talking therapies, signposted by the NHS, to suppo...

How full is your bucket

When you are part of a military family, additional factors can add to the general worries and stresses carried by others. Sometimes, our ability to cope and mental wellbeing can be pushed to the brink – as was ...

No one alone

PANDAS Foundation offers free pre- and postnatal depression advice services, including peer-to-peer support by trained and experienced volunteers. Its aim is to ensure that no parent is alone from conception th...

Baby talk

Having a baby is such an exciting time, bringing with it shifting emotions and tremendous change. For some new parents, these adjustments to family life can impact negatively on their mental health. AFF’s healt...

Minds matter

Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s charity, Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), is calling on service young people to get in touch. RCET has received funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to wo...

Bid for NAAFI funds

The NAAFI Fund 2021 is now open for bids. As well as the continuing last year’s theme of improving life for serving personnel and their families living on or near a military base; this year the focus is on maki...

Your Mind Matters

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity, has a new service supporting military youngsters across Scotland with their mental health. ‘Your Mind Matters’ – the fir...

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...

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...