Holiday season help

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… or is it? While the festive break can represent joy, gratitude and togetherness, it can also be associated with family and financial pressure, loneliness, anxiety and t...

Tech to tackle loneliness

A digital platform, where 16-19 year olds from armed forces families can meet online with others from the service community in a safe and secure environment, has recently launched. Connected Forces is being led...

Teachers’ toolkit

Education settings with service children have been benefiting from Little Troopers’ secondary school resource hub. Created in collaboration with teachers, families and behavioural experts, the available assets...

Slam-dunking fun

A group of pupils at Alderwood School in Aldershot have been growing in confidence on the basketball court thanks to an Army Welfare Service community support team initiative. Sarah Magee and Agnieszka Tikoisu...

Springboard of support

Military charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which supports children and young people who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the armed forces, has re-shaped its Springboard programme for adults ...

Conquering isolation

Are you a military spouse or partner who’s feeling isolated or missing a sense of togetherness and motivation in your life? The Forces Wives Challenge (FWC) could be just the thing for you. It aims to unite wo...

A problem shared…

Networking as an older military child is important as it provides a chance to share experiences and support others. We spoke to Tilly Radwell, 22, who’s set up The Real Troopers on Instagram to do just that... ...

Hub of understanding

We all know that service children face a lot of challenges unique to military life, so how can we help them reach their potential and get the best outcomes from their education? One of the key players that AFF...

Midwives join Wave of Light

The loss of a baby during pregnancy or in infancy is a devastating experience, so the midwives of SSAFA’s Community Health Care Team in Cyprus are joining families to remember these children during Baby Loss Aw...

Flying the flag for youth in Scotland

Forces children and young people are co-producing a new mental health and wellbeing service in Scotland with Forces Children Scotland. Your Mind Matters will aim to better understand and respond to the challen...