Young people from armed forces and veteran families have told us that they feel the professionals in their lives don’t always understand the lives they lead and that this can impact education and learning, mental health and wellbeing and so much more.
We believe that in understanding the lives of these children and young people better, professionals will be equipped to offer the right support at the right time and will be conscious of experiences or dynamics which may impact the child.
To help educators and professionals understand the unique lives of children and young people from the armed forces community, we have developed a learning offer with a range of methods for learning about forces life and how it can impact education and learning, mental health and wellbeing and much more.
Want to talk to our team about how we can help?
Our PLA provides a snapshot of the unique lives of children from armed forces and veteran families.
Explore the PLA in your own time and at your own pace. If you’re interested in learning more about some of the themes in the PLA, why not explore our face-to-face training sessions?Access our free PLA resource
We can provide face-to-face training sessions on a range of themes relevant to the lives of children and young people from armed forces and veteran families.
We can deliver face-to-face training sessions for you and your colleagues or you can attend our annual training sessions across Scotland.Contact us
We host online learning sessions throughout the year that focus on different topics pertinent to the lives of children and young people from armed forces and veteran families.
Each session provides contextual information on the chosen theme, evidence from young people, and research, and invite an independent expert to contribute their knowledge to the discussion.
Instead of training, these learning sessions create safe, non-judgemental spaces to discuss practice and consider how to implement policy more effectively.
Contact us for information about our online learning sessions.Contact us
We co-produce resources with children and young people from armed forces and veteran families, that can be used to educate civilian peers and colleagues, or as a tool to develop your own practice.
Access our resources below.
Children from military families have told us that they feel seldom heard and that lots of their unique experiences aren’t on the radar of civilian peers and adults who either support them or make important decisions about their future. Month of the Military Child is one event which serves to change that!Find out more
Want to learn more about life in an armed forces or veteran family? Co-developed with young people from armed forces and veteran families, the Forces Life board game and comic book aims to help civilian audiences to better understand what it’s like to be a forces child.Find out more
A new mental health and wellbeing service co-produced with and for young people from armed forces and veteran families, funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. We deliver face-to-face support services in the West of Scotland and have launched a digital resource hub.Find out more
Moving to civilian life can hit like a tornado for some children from armed forces families across Scotland and beyond. We understand that while some will make a smooth transition, others may find it worrying, overwhelming and disorientating. But you can help…Find out more
If you are looking for something more intensive than the above options, we can also offer a bespoke learning offer, designed to suit your individual needs.
This could include a bespoke training package, tailored resources, or intensive support to help ensure your organisation’s policies and practice adopt a rights-based approach.
Please contact us to find out more.
Please note that there may be a fee associated with the bespoke offer, depending on your request.Contact us