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Little Troopers in Healthcare

Educating professionals about the unique needs through circumstance of military children and providing specific resources to support those needs.

In Schools

Little Troopers in Healthcare

Educating professionals about the unique needs through circumstance of military children and providing specific resources to support those needs.

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About the project

Little Troopers in Healthcare is a dedicated area where healthcare professionals can access useful information to better support military children in your care.

Our charity receives an ever-increasing number of enquiries from NHS professionals looking for advice to help children who have parents serving in the British Armed Forces.

The resources can be adapted for a range of healthcare settings, including children’s hospitals and wards, paediatric outpatient facilities, children’s centres, GP surgeries, social work services and more.


How we can help

Our charity believes that all healthcare professionals should have a good understanding of the unique challenges that military children sometimes face, such as having a parent away from home on military operations and exercises, and how these challenges can impact on a child’s wellbeing. It’s also important to recognise how the mobile nature of military life can add practical barriers to accessing healthcare, particularly for children with longer-term needs or for children on a waiting list for treatment or an assessment.

Our charity wants to empower healthcare professionals with the tools to increase your knowledge and understanding of military life, as well as providing practical resources that you can use with children in your care.

All of the tools and resources in this area have been created with the help of educational psychologists, play therapists and other professionals and they are all specific to military life.

Our Little Troopers of the Month!

We want to recognise Little Troopers; children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces who have been exceptionally brave, inspirational or just extra special against all odds. 

This is an opportunity to really celebrate and shine a spotlight on the lives of incredible military children, hear the special stories and give them the recognition they really deserve.

Little Troopers Therapy Programme

Project providing bespoke 121 and group therapy sessions for military children reception – 18 years.


On Demand parent video series also available.

Crafty Little Troopers

Our activity sheet initiative for Little Troopers everywhere, follow Tilly and Tom our #craftylittletroopers with lots of activities/craft to do at home or at school. New sheets added regularly; seasonal, military, general and more themes.

Little Troopers Gazette

Calling all young writers, budding journalists and creative minds. Little Troopers needs you! We want children aged 5+ from across the British Armed Forces community to contribute to our brand-new newspaper called the Little Troopers Gazette. See our Press Pack and print off the resources to be part of this exciting new project!

Affirmation CArds

There is no particular way to use affirmation cards and you may well find a different way that works for you. However, here you can download some suggestions to help you get going.

Mindfulness Pack

A full pack of five mindfulness sessions. Each with facilitator notes and guidance.

Little Trooper Certificates

Certificate templates for you to print and use for you Little Troopers who have been awesome through a move, separation period or just extra strong!


We have spent a lot of time researching and reviewing the books out there for military families. We now have a recommend reads list for you! We’ve sourced, read and had all these titles reviewed by Little Troopers, some for pre-schoolers and some for teens and everything in between.


SQUAD isn’t just useful for military teens, it also gives an invaluable insight into being a military teenager for both parents and teachers.

In episode eight of series one, we invited Educational Psychologist, Tamsin Messeter, onto the podcast to delve a little deeper into some of the conversations from the series and offer teachers and parents advice on how to support service children during more challenging times.

We have turned this episode into a series of bitesize video clips that you can watch independently or use as an education training resource.

Keep up to date!

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Do you have questions?

We are always really keen to hear from you and any questions you may have about our support, resources or projects. Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you