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


Friday, 29 May 2020

Update From 21 Sigs Unit Welfare Office

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Public Health England - Coping With Heat & COVID19

Further advice can be found HERE

MOD FAQ's On New UK Border Restrictions

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Domestic Abuse - Safety Planning

The information in the two links above have been provided by Aurora New Dawn, a feminist led charity dedicated to ending violence against women and children, and hidden violence.

They provide a dedicated service to Armed Forces personnel and their families. To visit the military section of their website, click HERE

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Drinkaware - Here To Help People Make Better Choices About Drinking

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Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK.

Their website is packed full of advice and information, including unit calculators, self-assessments and the adverse effect alcohol has on mental health & sleep.

There is also a section regarding COVID19 and isolation.

To visit the website, click HERE

Test & Trace

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For further guidance, click HERE

Stay Local & Enjoy What's On Your Doorstep

You can now enjoy unlimited outdoor exercise as long as you continue to maintain social distancing rules, so why not explore what’s on your doorstep rather than driving long distances.

Playgrounds remain closed but why not enjoy a walk or cycle ride close to home and explore what’s around you.

For walking activities in Wiltshire, click HERE

For cycling activities in Wiltshire, click HERE

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

​Transition Life Skills Information Sheet 15

Everyone will leave the Army at some point. For a minority of Service personnel (SP) who are compulsory discharged, this will be outside of their control. However, the vast majority of SP have control of this very important decision. It is vital that SP have a full understanding of the life they will be leaving behind, their personal responsibilities as a citizen in society and be fully aware and equipped to succeed in their new life.

The key to a successful return to civilian life is to continuously plan and make provision for it throughout a military career. This is best achieved by the accumulation of Life Skills and Personal Development which will enable SP (and their families) to make the necessary physical and emotional adjustments and have the resilience to overcome the challenges that most Service leavers (SLs) will face. A robust and viable transition plan is essential in advance of making the decision to leave the Service.

References to Transition Information Sheets throughout the attached document can be found HERE

To read sheet 15 in full online, click HERE

If you are a MODnet user and unable to view the attached document, please email colernehive@armymail.mod.uk and a copy can be emailed to you

Visa Application - Extension Scheme

This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with Coronavirus.

To read more online click HERE

Please note that you can also find useful information for Army families on the AFF website. To visit the COVID19 section of the website, click HERE

Children's Society & NPCC - You Can Save Me

Urgent Eyecare Service

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To visit the website mentioned in the poster above, click HERE

SFA Infographic 2020/21

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RSPCA's Seven Things Your Kids Can Learn In Lockdown

While parents across England and Wales continue to homeschool their children, we hope to provide a helping paw with our free educational resources.

These are very strange times and for the majority of parents, it'll be the first time they've attempted to teach their kids from home. Lots of us here at the RSPCA have been getting our heads stuck in workbooks and tuning in to do PE with Joe Wicks every morning. The reality of homeschooling is daunting - especially when you're juggling it with working from home - but we hope our fun and interactive resources will make it a little easier for you.

To read these seven examples of amazing animal knowledge, click HERE

For more online education resources, directly from the Gov.uk website, click HERE

Friday, 22 May 2020

AFCAS 2020 Results Announced & A Message From DIO

Update from Head of Accommodation DIO on
AFCAS 2020

“The Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Service 2020 results have been published today. I am pleased to see the increase in customer satisfaction for repairs, maintenance and allocations continue over the last year. This positive upward trend is also reflected in our routine SFA customer survey results. These are testament to our commitment to addressing Service families’ concerns in recent years, and to the ongoing prioritised investment in SFA. Last year we invested £123M on improving more than 9,000 properties including new kitchens, bathrooms, boilers, external wall insulation, new roofs and replacement doors and windows. Additionally, we improved the lived environment by delivering 29 upgraded playparks, together with improved roads, parking areas and street lighting.

We are continuing the same approach this year to build on progress to date; the 917 new build properties on the Salisbury Plain Training Area to support the Army Basing Programme will also be completed this year. I hope that these investments underline the importance that the MOD places on providing good quality homes for our Service personnel and their families.”

To read the survey results online click HERE

Domestic Abuse - Safety Planning

The information in the two links above have been provided by Aurora New Dawn, a feminist led charity dedicated to ending violence against women and children, and hidden violence.

They provide a dedicated service to Armed Forces personnel and their families. To visit the military section of their website, click HERE

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is here to help you manage and maintain your mental health, as good mental health makes such a difference. It helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

We all go through ups and downs in life, and experience life changes that can affect our mental health.

Every Mind Matters gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better. It will help you spot the signs of common mental health conditions, get personalised practical self-care tips and information on further support. You'll also learn about what you can do to help others.

To visit the website click HERE

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Naval Families Federation (NFF) - What's New

To read more about the above announcements online, plus lots of other useful information for Naval families, click HERE

Victim Support - My Support Space

My Support Space is for people aged over 16 who have experienced crime and need help to cope and move forwards.

It's an online resource designed to help you manage the impact that crime has had on you.

Anyone affected by crime in England and Wales can access My Support Space, regardless of whether an incident was reported to the police or when it took place.

The personalised toolkit allows victims to pick and choose how they access this (on a PC, tablet or phone), which range of tools and guides they work through, and when they decide to use the resource.

It is a free, safe, secure and conīŦdential resource.

To find out more online click HERE

Army Welfare Service (AWS) Personal Support

Personal Support staff provide accessible, independent, confidential and professional specialist welfare services to Service Personnel and their families; and in doing so strengthen and enhance the resilience and resourcefulness of Service personnel and their families.

Specialist advice is also provided to the Chain of Command and outside agencies and is delivered by Army Welfare Workers and Personnel Recovery Unit Social Workers.

To find out more online click HERE

The Covenant Trust Fund Has Announced Its Funding Priorities & Programmes For 2020-21

The Trust is delighted to announce a range of funding programmes for 2020/21, in support of the Armed Forces community.

This year, the funding will focus on three major themes:

-Providing emergency help for Forces communities affected by COVID19

-Supporting veterans’ health and wellbeing

-Funding projects that support Armed Forces communities, in the communities where they live

To find out more online click HERE

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Mental Health Support

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To visit the RAF Benevolent Fund website click HERE

Five Steps To Mental Wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are five steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

1. Connect with other people
2. Be physically active
3. Pay attention to the present moment
4. Learn new skills
5. Give to others

To read more on the NHS website, click HERE

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Keeping Children Safe Online

Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the Government recognises many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing.

This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice.

To read this guidance online click HERE

Organ Donation Laws In England Have Now Changed To An 'Opt Out' System

Organ donation in England has moved to an 'opt out' system. You may also hear it referred to as 'Max and Keira's Law'.

This means that all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups.

Your family will still be approached and your faith, beliefs and culture will continue to be respected.

You still have a choice whether or not you wish to become a donor. Be sure to get the facts about organ donation to help you decide. 

To read more online click HERE

Everyone In The United Kingdom With COVID19 Symptoms Now Eligible For Coronavirus Tests

The government has announced this week that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, ahead of the rollout of the test and trace service.

Wiltshire's closest test centre is located in Bristol.

To read more online click HERE

New Information About Coronavirus (COVID19) Symptoms Has Been Announced

From this week, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia.

Anosmia is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell. It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.

To read more online click HERE

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Zero Suicide Alliance

The Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) is a collaboration of National Health Service trusts, charities, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond.

They are an alliance of people and organisations coming together around one basic principle: suicide is preventable.

To find out more online click HERE

Children & Young People's Mental Health Support

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Some other good resources for young people's mental health are included below-please click the red links to access the websites:

Wiltshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group