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...

Virtual, vital and already valued

AFF’s new assistants enhance charity’s connection with your community. As an independent charity, AFF is always looking for ways that we can support you better and this year we’ve hired three new Virtual Assis...

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 ...

Growing pains

Navigating childhood is challenging and coping with military life can be an additional complication for service children and young people. This, together with the ordeals of COVID-19, has led to some youngsters...