Must Read Children’s Books for Big Emotions

Having parents that are frequently going away brings out big emotions in kids. And let’s not forget the emotions that are experienced when moving..again. I’ve rounded up our most favourite books into age groups and will continue to update them here, so make sure you check back. If you want to be notified of any new additions, please sign up […]

Early Childhood Defence Program

This is an exciting program that we have access to and you may not even know it. The Early Childhood Defence Program is a collective of resources to support our children from age 2 right up to 12 (using a multilayered approach).  Through funding, they have been able to create, pilot and evaluate free access research-based resources from Feb 2020 […]

3 Reasons you must seek help for mental health

Seeking help for mental health reasons is not something that anyone wants to do. It feels like failure in a way, not being able to deal with a situation that to you, may seem silly. The thing about psychology is, you may not be able to help your reaction (more on that below). You can, however help the way in […]

The Missing Family Support in Defence life

It is no secret, defence life is tough on families. There are some vital parts missing for family support in defence. You ask anyone what their experience had been and I’ll guarantee you will get a huge range of answers. From good to not so good. But it’s the average responses that require more attention. As a family in defence […]

Defence Mental Health is Worthy of More

Defence mental health is a serious issue that needs to be advocated for. When I say defence, I mean a collective; the member, the support people and the families, especially the families. Mental illness in general includes a whole range of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behaviour. It’s not limited by your age, weight, job or rank. It affects […]