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Friday, 27 January 2017

Important Information for Parents and Schools 


Changes to the Special Educational Needs Addition to the MOD Continuity of Education Allowance

(JSP 752 Part 2(V29.0 Jan 17) Chapter 9, Sections 2 and 4)

To view the complete document CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Volunteer with SSAFA


For further information CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Transition to Civilian Life

This guide covers resettlement, housing, leave, and pensions as well as the administrative procedures, for the smooth transition to Civilian Life. 

The guide is written for those who are going to live in the UK. 

If you are leaving the Army from the UK and returning to your country of origin you will need to ask about matters relating to that country.

Your Unit Welfare Officer (UWO) would be a good place to start seeking help and advice.

This guide tells you about the ex-Service and civilian welfare agencies which are there to help you, if you wish, once you have left the Army.

It will also explain procedures for all Service Leavers (SL)

To read or download the guide CLICK HERE

Friday, 13 January 2017

Online Mental Health Apps Library


Lots of people have found talking therapies helpful for mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress.

Evidence confirms that talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be as effective as medication for some mental health problems.

While CBT and other face-to-face talking therapies are widely available privately, you may have to wait to get them on the NHS.
Online help for mental health

NICE has approved the use of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) for the treatment of depression, generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder. CCBT is the name used for delivering CBT via computers, tablets and phone, usually online. Research suggests it can be just as effective as having face-to-face therapy with a therapist if you are supported by a remote therapist.

As well as CCBT there are a range of other online mental health services available to support people with their mental health.

You may be able to use CCBT and other online services for free on the NHS. Ask your GP or mental health professional, or contact the services themselves directly to find out.

To access the online apps library CLICK HERE

Resettlement Support Continues When You Leave the Forces


Resettlement support doesn't end when you leave the Armed Forces.

You can seek help if eligible from your Regional Resettlement Centre for up to two years after your discharge date.


Career advice and guidance

If you attended a Career Transition Workshop or worked with a CTP Career Consultant on a one-to-one basis prior to leaving, you’re eligible for advice and information from your Career Consultant for up to two years post-discharge.

You can contact them by phone, email, or in person, whether it’s to discuss a job application, get feedback on your CV, or simply review your career direction.

National Insurance for Forces' Dependents Overseas