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...

SSAFA launches specialist support group

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has announced the launch of a specialist support group for military families coping with the aftermath of suicide. The service for families and friends affected by the suicid...

Drawing and talking together

MORE people will be trained to provide innovative therapy to Service children thanks to a partnership between a mental health specialist and a military charity. The collaboration between Drawing and Talking ...

Mental health concern for Forces families

ONE in four Armed Forces family members believe that their own mental health and wellbeing has been affected as a result of their loved one’s service, according to a new survey from Help for Heroes and YouG...