Service Families

At BSL we have a large proportion of families from a Service background - often around 80%. We are experienced in supporting families and our children are fabulous at welcoming new classmates at anytime of the year. 

We offer Service children, who may have a parent heading for a deployment or currently on deployment, a lunchtime 'Military Club'. This is a space for them to spend time with other children going through a similar experience and a chance to talk about how they might be feeling. Please make sure we know if your child would like to come to this club. 

Please see some useful links below for Service (and non-Service families) 

SSAFA Forcesline 0800 7314 880 (Monday to Friday 10:30 hrs to 19:30 hrs) or by email:  Free and 100% confidential helpline that provides a supportive, listening and signposting service for serving personnel, former members of the Armed Forces and their families.

SSAFA Chatter - A series of podcasts ranging in topics, including mental health, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion. From around aged 8 and up. The Army Welfare Service -  Salisbury Plain HIVE (Information Service provides information on behalf of the chain of command to the Service community and welcomes enquiries from serving personnel, dependents, partners, extended families, and the wider military community including veterans and MOD civilians).

Little Troopers - Little Troopers' Military Child Wellbeing Courses that support children in primary and secondary in dealing with separation, deployment, house moves, as well as belonging, identity and mindfulness.

The Royal British Legion  The Royal British Legion supports serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.Combat Stress 0800 1381 619 (available 24 hours).  Confidential and safe help or advice about service-related mental health issues for the whole military community.Samaritans 116 123 (available 24 hours) or by email:  Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair.