When your Service person is deployed it can be extremely difficult for them and your family. On this page we share practical deployment advice as well as where where to turn to for help if you are finding it hard.
The RAF HIVE network can be a great support when your Service person is deployed. All staff are bound to a Code of Confidentiality and whilst not trained in welfare counselling, they are able to offer initial support to you and can make referrals to the best professional service for you.
The HIVE also provide ‘Deployment Packs’ and will have knowledge of local support services, if you live near an RAF Unit, and can offer practical help for your individual circumstances – more information in the pull-out below from Envoy.
If you live away, in your own community, you can still contact the HIVE teams for information.
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Hive Deployment Guides
The RAF HIVE has produced three deployment guides: one each for Service personnel, family members, such as parents, spouses or partners, and for Service Personnel with children.