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Family Wellbeing Workshops

Fund invites RAF families to join free wellbeing workshops



RAF Family

The Fund is hosting an online wellbeing workshop for RAF families next month. The free interactive workshop has been developed for the parents of school-age children to help them overcome some of the key challenges of service life. 

The Fund's Growing up in the RAF research found that although life with a parent serving in the Royal Air Force has many positives, it can also be sad, hard, and worrying for young people. RAF children face additional pressures in their day-to-day life compared to their peers growing up civilian families, particularly in relation to deployment and frequent home moves. 

The workshop focuses on 'managing deployment for myself and my children' and will take place on Tuesday 22 February from 7pm to 8.30pm. Parents will learn more about the difficulties children may experience during deployment, how to support them through this, and the importance of self-care. 

Lauren Cooper, Welfare Programmes Coordinator at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: "As a charity, we are committed to supporting the whole of the RAF Family, but our research shows that service life can be particularly tough on the children of serving RAF personnel. We've launched the Family Wellbeing Workshops to ensure parents can help their children navigate these challenges with confidence."  

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