Courses for entrepreneurs
Army&You
by ArmyandYou Mag
5d ago
July 10, 2024 Are you considering self-employment? Spouses and partners of serving personnel can now access exclusive training sessions from X-Forces Enterprise in a comprehensive three-day training course that explores the pros and cons of self-employment, including its implications for family and finances. The programme fosters a supportive community where military spouses can connect with like-minded individuals facing similar challenges. Through interactive sessions, participants gain essential skills and insights into entrepreneurship. The next courses are scheduled for 12, 19 and 26 July ..read more
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Coping with a mobile life
Army&You
by ArmyandYou Mag
1w ago
July 8, 2024 Many military families face a very mobile life, and feel that they are constantly on the move. In fact 22 per cent moved for service reasons in the last year* – with the army being the most mobile of the three services. This unique aspect of service life can place additional stresses on families compared to civilian life. For example, difficulties with securing a school or nursery place for your children, problems transferring your healthcare to a new location (less than half of families who moved whilst undergoing treatment were able to continue their treatment without difficulty ..read more
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On the move again
Army&You
by ArmyandYou Mag
1w ago
July 4, 2024 Army families are currently facing high levels of mobility – Jill Misson looks into the impact of frequent moves and what support is in place. Moving house is an upheaval whether you’re new to military life or an old hand. The tri-service FAMCAS Survey 2023 revealed that 72 per cent of army families had moved in the last five years. Lisa Rogerson (main photo) from Help for Movers relocated more than 20 times with her serving husband and has written a guide to share tips and checklists. She says: “The better you prepare, the smoother the move and it’s never too early to declutter ..read more
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Enter our Summer 2024 Giveaways
Army&You
by Andy Simms
1w ago
Enter our awesome summer giveaways! Take a look at what you can win courtesy of Army&You! We have sourced some fabulous prizes for this summer’s Army&You. If you’re a British army family, regular or reserve, just open the form, choose as many giveaways as you would like to enter, complete your details and submit! One entry per household per giveaway. Your details will not be used for marketing purposes. Winners’ names will be published here. These prizes are open to anyone with a soldier in their life – please read our full terms and conditions. Wonder of waterways Experience the joys ..read more
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Someone to call on in a time of need
Army&You
by ArmyandYou Mag
2w ago
June 28, 2024 Understandably, a cancer diagnosis can come as a shock and be frightening, taking a toll not only on an individual’s physical wellbeing but also their emotional and social state. While the support of family and friends is fundamental, individuals may feel unable to share their fears and emotions, leading to a feeling of isolation. Charlie Charlie One supports serving personnel, reservists, veterans and families affected by cancer. The charity seeks to provide confidential support, information and advice, by enabling those affected to speak to someone who can personally relate to ..read more
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Bereaved children share their stories
Army&You
by ArmyandYou Mag
2w ago
June 27, 2024 Military youngsters have shared their personal stories of bereavement to highlight new data that shows an estimated 2,100 children each year suffer the loss of a parent who served in the armed forces. Brooke Scott with a photo of her dad Lee Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which used figures from the Ministry of Defence and the 2021 Census to make the estimate, says it has already helped more than 680 bereaved children this year. Now it is planning to expand so it can offer effective services to more of them. Brooke was a baby when her dad Cpl Lee Scott of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment ..read more
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Connecting military families
Army&You
by ArmyandYou Mag
2w ago
June 26, 2024 Professor Alison Baverstock, the founder of Reading Force, was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to military families in the King’s Birthday Honours list.   Launched in 2010, Reading Force is a tri-service charity for serving and veteran families which encourages shared reading, to boost communication and connect families, whether they are at home together or separated due to deployments, exercises or divorce. On receiving the award, Professor Baverstock said: “Of course it’s a tremendous honour to receive this award, but I do so on behalf of the team, our staff ..read more
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Charity supports military community
Army&You
by ArmyandYou Mag
2w ago
June 24, 2024 FearFree is a charity which supports current and ex-service personnel in Wiltshire, who are worried about how they treat their loved ones. Emily Denne, FearFree’s Service Director, said: “Domestic abuse takes many forms. It can involve physical violence, but it can also involve shouting and scaring someone, controlling them, restricting their access to money or sharing images without consent. It is never okay to abuse someone. We know it is hard to admit you need help, but it is the first step in keeping your family safe.” FearFree’s Forces Intervention Programme offers free, non ..read more
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A helping hand for army families
Army&You
by ArmyandYou Mag
3w ago
June 20, 2024 AFF sometimes receives enquiries of a sensitive or more challenging nature around sexual violence, domestic abuse, addiction, gambling and more general mental health and wellbeing issues. We are always exploring what specific support there is out there for the armed forces community, so that support can be offered by those professionals who understand the unique nature of army life. Karen Ross, AFF Health & Additional Needs Specialist, has been speaking to some organisations that can help… FORCES FAMILY SUPPORT Forces Family Support is a charity dedicated to supporting member ..read more
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BlogSpot – Research is challenging but rewarding
Army&You
by ArmyandYou Mag
3w ago
June 17, 2024 A blog from Army&You’s spring 2024 edition by Lyndsay Spencer I’m a military wife, mum to three wonderful service children and undertaking a part-time PhD at the University of Surrey. The focus of my PhD is the perinatal mental health lived experiences of non-serving British Army mothers. Perinatal mental health refers to mental health from pregnancy through the first 12 months after childbirth and has a significant and long-lasting impact on maternal, child and familial health. My personal and professional experiences of perinatal mental health within the military community ..read more
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