Live Well

A career in the British Army isn’t just a job – it’s a lifestyle. And with that lifestyle comes a unique set of challenges that most people will never face. We know that happy soldiers are effective soldiers, and that’s why we want to help all of our people to live well, whatever their circumstances.


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Managing Stress

A little stress can be a good thing – but only when it’s managed properly. Visit this page to find out how it’s done.

Mental Resillience

Mental health matters. Find out how to combat stress and improve mental resilience.

Physical Training and Testing

Physical fitness is the cornerstone of Army life. Get tips on staying in shape here.

Healthy Lifestyle Factors

Get support and advice on a range of lifestyle issues, from alcohol consumption to oral health.

Women's Health

The Army provides specialised support to servicewomen on a range of issues, from cervical cancer screening to pregnancy.

Drugs and Supplements

The British Army takes a zero-tolerance approach to substance misuse. Find out more here.

Pregnancy and Maternity

These Guides provide tools and advice to Chain of Command and Servicewomen during pregnancy.

Additional Needs and Disability

Having a family member with an additional need and/or a disability can make life more complicated.

Armed Forces Covenant

Aims to ensure that Service Personnel, their dependents and veterans are not disadvantaged in the provision of goods and service.

Overseas Support

For families accompanying a Service person on a posting overseas. The Army will try to replicate the provisions that the state makes in UK.

Joining as a Non-UK National

Interested in joining the British Army from overseas? Find out everything you need to know here.

Army Personnel Centre

The Army Personnel Centre provides personal data and service records for Army personnel.


Many charities specifically look after the Armed Forces community, but you are also able to approach non-Service charities.

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

The Army is working towards removing the barriers to reporting domestic abuse and providing appropriate and sensitive support.


The Armed Forces and families are able to live in high quality subsidised accommodation both in UK and overseas.

Preparing for relocation

The nature of Service life means that families are often required to move from one location to another.

Legal Advice

UK law is very wide-ranging, and there are experts in different areas of the law. Learn more about what advice you can obtain here.

Discover my Benefits

Discover My Benefits is a free, easy-to-use tool for service people, their families, and anyone interested in joining the armed forces.

Healthy Soldier Cookbook

The FREE Healthy Soldier Cookbook: simple recipes to make a healthy, tasty breakfast, lunch, dinner and smoothie