• We are sometimes contacted by families who need to obtain a copy of their NHS medical records. Please see this guide for more information.

  • Find out why you should register an additional need and/ or disability with the Chain of Command, and the support your family member(s) could receive.

  • 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...

  • Are you being stalked? Find out more about how to protect yourself and the support you could receive as a stalking victim here.

  • In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is one of several techniques available to help people with fertility problems have a baby. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published fertility guidelines that...

  • Any sudden death is a devastating event for children. When the death is that of a member of the Armed Forces there are additional difficulties to come to terms with...

  • 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

  • We attended the launch of the Children's Commissioner's Report, and spoke with the Children’s Commissioner afterwards about particular challenges experienced by Naval Service families.

  • It can be difficult for serving families to access NHS dentistry/ orthodontic services in some areas. Here are some useful information that may help.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • All of us will experience challenges at some point in our lives that affect our emotional, social and psychological wellbeing. Help is available.

  • 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 have recently carried out a survey about mental health for Royal Navy and Royal Marines families. Read the results in full here.

  • With an aim to bring women in the military community closer together through singing, there are now over 70 Military Wives Choirs in British Military bases across the UK, and overseas, helping to combat this isolation.

  • The Naval Service Recovery Pathway (NSRP) delivers a conducive military environment for the management and support of Naval Service wounded, injured and sick (WIS) personnel in need of long term...

  • 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

  • An extended funding partnership between RNRMC and Kings Camps is about to enable more children and young people from Naval Service families to access sports and activity camps right across the UK and at a significantly subsidised rate of £60 per week.

  • As part of their commitment to their local Armed Forces Covenant, many local authorities have chosen to offer discounts to Serving personnel, and their families in some areas, so that...

  • The Annington Challenge gives young people from military families the chance to tackle their very own outward bound adventure and is now open to applications for Summer 2019.

  • Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant and what they can do for you here.

  • Innovative e-learning resource for Armed Forces personnel and their families, launched by Warwickshire County Council.

  • 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.   Young carers from Armed Forces...

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