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This Army HIVE is now open again for visitors. No appointment is necessary but please ensure that ‘Hands, Face, Space’ is adhered to within the HIVE building and office to protect all visitors and staff. Alternatively our staff are available to answer your queries by email and telephone during the advertised office hours.

If you want to ensure that you receive the very latest information including official Army COVID19 advice and guidance to Serving Personnel and their Families, please sign up using the ‘Follow by Email’ link. We abide by the Data Protection Act and you can withdraw your permission to receive our emails at any time by using the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of every update email you receive.

Please also see HIVE’s other social media platforms: www.facebook.com/ArmyHIVE and Army HIVE Twitter @ArmyHIVEinfo

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Dealing With Suspicious Emails, Phone Calls & Text Messages


Suspicious messages might come from a company you don’t normally receive communications from, or someone you do not know. You may just have a hunch. If you are suspicious, you should report it. By doing so you'll be helping to protect many more people from being affected.

Email
If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at report@phishing.gov.uk.

Text message
Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to 7726. This free-of-charge short code enables your provider to investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious.

For further advice online click HERE


The Dad Pad

 

The DadPad is the essential guide for new Dads, developed with the NHS.

As a new Dad you will feel excited, but you may also feel left out, unsure or overwhelmed. The DadPad can help by giving you the knowledge and practical skills that you need. The resource will support you and your partner to give your baby the best possible start in life.

To find out more, click HERE



Women Veterans Only - Six Week Online Mindfulness Of Dream & Sleep Course

 

To find out more click HERE



B Is For Blogs

 

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A Is For Accommodation

 

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

TogetherAll - May Is Maternal Mental Health Month

 


Did you know that 1 in 4 women can suffer from mental health problems during or after pregnancy?

There is help available and you will recover.

TogetherAll is a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings, and to connect with others. Join today for free by clicking HERE



AFF Spring Focus - Education & Childcare

 

This spring AFF are focusing on education and childcare and the issues that affect you as an Army family.

They'll look at funding for childcare, moving schools, home-schooling and what to do if you’re not happy with the school place you’ve been given.

Look out on their social media for info and top tips on important issues affecting your children.

AFF is here to support you during the COVID19 outbreak – don’t forget to check out their website HERE for key information, which will continue to be updated. You should also look out for official notifications and information from the chain of command, wherever you are.

Be sure to also keep in touch and let AFF know of any issues or concerns affecting your family life.


Little Troopers Virtual Roadshow - Wiltshire Session Tuesday 8th June

 

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Military children’s charity Little Troopers is inviting primary schools and their service children to sign-up to a free virtual workshop this June.

The two-hour workshop is completely free to attend and is part of a virtual roadshow that the charity is undertaking across England from 7th to 18th June for military children aged 4 to 11. Suitable for groups of any size, the workshop will give service children the opportunity to come together with others in a similar situation to explore some of the unique challenges they experience as members of the British Armed Forces community and to celebrate what it means to be a ‘Little Trooper’.

The session will be delivered by an experienced team of facilitators using Little Troopers’ primary school resources incorporating storytelling, movement, group discussion and drama. The activities are designed to encourage military children to feel proud of their identity as a forces child and to give schools the tools to help service children navigate any challenges they might face, either now or in the future.

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, comments: “There are estimated to be more than 75,000 military children in UK schools and these children often experience life a bit differently from their civilian peers. Our Little Troopers At School project has been running for four years now and is all about giving schools useful information and resources to help them support their service children in the classroom.

We’re really excited to be able to offer our virtual workshops to primary schools across England this summer – something that we’ve been planning for a long time. Whether a school has two service pupils or two hundred, these workshops are a fun and engaging way to get these children together and focus on their needs and experiences. We can’t wait to meet all of your Little Troopers!”

The dates for the Little Troopers virtual roadshow have been organised by county so that pupils will be logging in at the same time as other children in their local area. For more information and to book a space on your nearest workshop click HERE (please note that you will have to signup for a free account to be able to register for this event)



Discover My Benefits

 


Discover My Benefits is an easy-to-use tool for those working in Defence, their families and anyone interested in joining. MOD Civil Servants, MPGS staff and Reservists can also utilise this facility.

You can use the Discover My Benefits website to find out what support and benefits are available to you as a Service person or Civil Servant. Click HERE to start exploring your benefits!


The Careers Hub – Learn Live Event For Students & Parents

 

The Careers Hub will be hosting a Learn Live Event for students and parents with interactive chat from all stakeholders involved. A list of stakeholders will be sent out closer to the time.

The broadcast will cover:

A FREE virtual post 16 and post 18 options event to all our schools and colleges in Swindon & Wiltshire for young people (aged 14+). A range of apprenticeships and other work-based training opportunities as well as further and higher education providers will be featured, alongside stakeholders who can support your choices. This is an interactive event, giving you the chance to ask questions directly to our colleges, universities, training providers, employers and speakers to help you in making your future career choices.

The event will run on an hour loop so students can watch it in different lessons, if they are not able to attend the early session there will also be a twilight session for students, parents and carers, 5-7pm.

Sections covered:

*College courses and local training opportunities
*Employers (list to be added) who offer apprenticeships
*Higher Education – Apprenticeships and Universities
*Traineeships
*Support and advice to support various opportunities
*Employability Skills and Wellbeing Tips

To find out more and to register online, click HERE