The NHS has launched a questionnaire and series of virtual events to explore how it can improve health and wellbeing support for the Armed Forces community in England.
For the past few years, the NFF has been providing book resources to currently serving RN/RM personnel and their loved ones. The Family Resource Project has now come to an end, but we are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Books for All’ with wider eligibility, thanks to funding from the RNRMC
SSAFA Adoption Service is an independent adoption agency. Registered with OFSTED, the Scottish Care Commission and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (Northern Ireland), they are one of a network of professional not for profit specialists, who work independently across local authority
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed the Care Leaver Covenant, which commits it to a number of actions, including developing protocols for young people joining the Armed Forces. As part of its commitment, the MOD has launched a survey to help it to understand how best to improve the support it o
In July 19, the three Families Federations took the opportunity to submit a joint response to the Department for Education’s call for evidence: ‘Provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and for those who need additional provision: how the financial
Last year we successfully delivered a year-long pilot Headspace project with support from the Royal Navy wellbeing team. We are delighted to support this new RN initiative. You can find a list of FAQs here
SSAFA has announced the release of a new survey report written by the FANDF committee, which shares the voices of this sometimes-overlooked Additional Needs and Disability community within the Armed Forces.
Mental health research and support for Naval Service families: find out more about the HALO Study and Help for Heroes 'Hidden Wounds'.
NHS England and MOD had been working together to help support the small number of Armed Forces personnel who have complex and enduring physical, neurological and mental health conditions that are attributable to injury whilst in Service.
Regain is an initiative masterminded by a serving Royal Marines Captain that offers a simpler way to help Royal Marines access mental health treatment.
We are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Strengthening Families – By Your Side’, a new offer of support for all Royal Navy and Royal Marines families.
Department of Health and the Department for Education released a Green Paper to consult on mental health provision for children and young people in December 2017. The implementation began in early 2019 - 25 trailblazer areas across England to provide expert mental health support to almost half a mil
Families Federations have launched a report designed to tackle disadvantage and improve health outcomes for families required to move frequently due to Service need.
The National States of the United Kingdom have produced the following welcome guides to help Service families to settle in when they move across the UK or return from overseas.
Researchers at King’s College London are carrying out a new study into maternal mental health in the Armed Forces community. The research will help us to understand and improve the care offered by health services to Armed Forces mums, including Armed Forces spouses and serving wom
Children and young people should be protected from inappropriate and excessive caring responsibilities so they can enjoy their childhoods, thrive and reach their potential.