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...

Mental health on the agenda

AN INNOVATIVE strategy to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the Armed Forces, their families, veterans, and defence civilians has been launched.  The Defence People Mental Health and Wellbeing Strat...

SSAFA’s got your back

NEW research published by SSAFA has revealed that fewer than 1 per cent of the personnel currently serving in the UK’s Armed Forces or veterans would seek help from a charity if they found themselves in need. ...

Postbag: Keep talking about mental health

THANK you for the article Back from the brink in the autumn edition of Army&You (pictured above). I was convinced it was written about my husband until I saw the name. Like Capt Taylor in the article, my h...

Mental health preconceptions hold veterans back

ONE third of veterans feel perceptions around mental health issues relating to time served in the Armed Forces, such as PTSD, are detrimental to their career progression on civvy street.   According to a new...