Veterans who served for short time found to be at higher risk of self-harm

A study by the University of Glasgow has found that veterans who serve for a short time are at an increased risk of non-fatal self-harm.  The study examined nearly 57,000 veterans alongside 172,000 people with no record of military service over a period of 30 years. Increased risk The overall risk of self-harm to veterans […]

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SSAFA teams up with book Benedict’s Brother to fundraise and spread awareness

On Victory over Japan Day (15 August) the SSAFA announced a partnership with best-selling book, Benedict’s Brother, which is carrying on the legacy of the late author Tricia Walker. The book, which is set to become a major motion picture, tells the story of a young woman, Benedict, whose late uncle leaves a request for her […]

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Don’t let money get on top of you when you leave the military

Personal finance can be an emotional subject as well as a complicated one. We break down some of the top money worries and point you in the direction of support. Many ex-service men and women struggle financially after they leave the Forces. It’s important to remember that whatever your  financial concerns are, there are […]

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How to ace a job interview if you’ve just left the Armed Forces

After spending hours meticulously perfecting your CV in order to get a call back, the thought of attending a big interview can be daunting. It can be stressful if you’ve just left the Armed Forces and haven’t attended a job interview in years, or maybe ever. No matter what industry you hope to get into, […]

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The importance of relationships when you’ve just left the military

“Everyone’s experience of leaving the service is individual and unique,” says Denise Knowles, a counsellor at Relate, the UK’s largest provider of relationship support. “It’s all about managing expectations, for the person leaving the services, but also for their family.” Transitioning from the military into civilian life can come with challenges and new experiences, and […]

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