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Celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities

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The image is a collage featuring the wheelchair user symbol in various different colours.

Today we are celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities. The day is about promoting the rights and well-being of people with disabilities at every level of society, and raising awareness of challenges, barriers and opportunities for those who live …

The road to Royal Air Force Reserves

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When I was 23, I walked into a military camp for the first time in my life to be interviewed for a job as an admin assistant at the Headquarters of the Surgeon General. I was met by a large, tattooed Scottish Army Major who shook my hand and welcomed me at the start of my career ‘behind the wire’.

Banish winter blues over the festive season

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On a white background are Scrabble-style tiles reading Mental Health. In the top right corner is a green leaf.

Winter is upon us, which means a drop in temperatures, shorter days, less sunlight and darker nights. We may sleep for longer, feel sluggish and find the simplest tasks difficult to complete.

We’re also dealing with the continued impact of COVID-19 and the extended lockdown restrictions may have caused additional strain on our mental health. This combined with the change of season can affect our mental health, so it’s important that we make it a priority.