Many children and young people told us being in an armed forces or veteran family can lead to unique challenges when it comes to mental health and wellbeing.
They also said civilian friends, teachers and decision-makers don’t understand how the lives they lead can impact how they can feel on day-to-day basis.
We listened and secured funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund to work directly with children and young people to make our Your Mind Matters Hub happen.
Children and young people have shared their lived experience to co-produce these resources to provide lot’s of helpful information, tips and advice for peers to better understand and enhance mental health and wellbeing.
Children and young people have also ensured these resources are useful for parents as well as for educators and professionals to enhance their understanding of how life in a forces family can impact mental health and wellbeing too.
Scroll down to get started!
We all need to practice self-care. Self-care is really important to make sure that we are looking after our physical and mental health, and is a fundamental building block for improving our wellbeing.
Self-care can range from making sure we are eating well and are staying hydrated to tidying our space or going for a run. There is no ‘one size fits all’ for self-care, and what works for one person won’t work for someone else.
So what type of self-care might work for you? Why not take our quiz and find out!
We have lots of downloadable resources to work through at your own time. Please use the arrows to scroll below and check-in regularly for new resources.
Have you ever heard the word ‘trauma’ being used before in a conversation with friends, family or at school and would like to know more about it?
Dr Karen Treisman MBE talks briefly about the theme of trauma and how this can fit in with the lives led by parents, children and young people from armed forces and veteran families.
Click the button below to watch this short video
Looking for more in-depth information about a mental health topic? Look no further! Please scroll through our options below.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know!Contact us
Listen to a series of short podcasts, co-created with young people like yourself and there’s more podcasts coming in early 2023!
Got an idea for a podcast? Get in touch to let us know!Contact us
We mentioned we received funding to make Your Mind Matters happen. Do you have two minutes to complete our evaluation below, which helps us report to our funder?
Simply click on ‘Was this page/content useful to you?’ below to get started – we promise it will take no longer than two minutes.