Relationships & Family Support

Families First

Armed Forces Community HQ believes in a ‘Families First’ approach to supporting our Armed Forces community.  We recognise that it is not just about the person who is serving or previously served, but also their parents, significant others, children and anyone with caring responsibilities. We provide holistic support for the individual and the family unit, with a person centred approach.


Developing and maintaining a healthy relationship can be difficult when one or both partners are faced with issues and challenges that create stress, strain and affect mental health and wellbeing. We can provide relationship counselling to support communication and boundaries, and help with family life and parenting. 

If you are facing a relationship breakdown, or concerned about abusive behaviours, our team can empower and support you to decide what is best for you and your family. We know how hard it can be to find the right help and support, but know that you are not alone. 

Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence is not just about physical abuse – it also includes emotional and psychological, coercive or controlling behaviour, and financial. 

If you would like support with your relationship, or would like to access our peer support group, then please get in touch

Other links: 

Women’s Aid (national)

DIAS (Wigan)

Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline

ManKind Initiative (national)

Building Stronger Families (Royal Navy & Royal Marines)

Children & Young People

AFCHQ regularly extends support through targeted interventions and advocacy for children and young people of the Armed Forces community. We assess the needs of the individual, and coordinate support with key services which might include schools, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), cadet associations and youth organisations, and other charitable organisations with targeted interventions. 

If you would like to find out more about how we can support your child, please contact us.


We know that many people are in paid and unpaid caring roles, and may have served themselves or be supporting someone who served which may bring unique challenges in addition to the issues caring brings. 

The Royal British Legion published findings in their 2021 report which highlighted that 2 in 5 carers had not received any support in the last two years, and worrying concerns over the impact to their mental and physical health.

AFCHQ offers confidential, bespoke information, advice and guidance to carers in the Armed Forces community. We also offer access to individual support, peer support groups, mental health and wellbeing services, advice on entitlements, and refer to trusted relevant organisations that can help.

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The Cunning Stunts

Death-defying dad and daughter danger double act with an appetite for absurdity, the Cunning Stunts, consisting of freak fatale Eve Elle and moustachioed mad man Baldini, have performed, and produced, shows from Stoke-on-Trent to Singapore. With their tongue-in-cheek approach to the art of circus and sideshow, this dynamic duo will entertain you like never before. Having graced the Sindrome stage at Download Festival as well as the Caravan of Lost Souls at Glasto, Cirque Du Mort in Glasgow, nightclubs in Dubai, weddings in Delhi, Formula One Silverstone, Abu Dhabi and Monaco, and many more, they are absolutely THRILLED to be joining an incredible line-up for ‘A Million Veteran Dreams’ this summer.


Mackenzie Clifford specialises in Aerial Silks , Lyra , Pole and Flypole. She has won awards in numerous competitions including UKAPC, IPAAT and Dance Equality Aerial and Acro. Mackenzie is an experienced performer, working at events including Shakespeares birthday celebration in Stratford-upon-Avon, and performing aerial acts across the country with Birminghams Youth Circus, as well as working in theatres and with community events. Mackenzie is a full time aerial and Pole instructor, working out of Polefit & Aerialfit Crewe & Stoke-on-Trent. 

Luke Harries

 Luke Harries is internationally recognised for his acrobatic Cyr Wheel act, performing at some of top known resorts across the Maldives.With over a decade of experience performing at some of the largest festivals in the UK, at Weddings, corporate functions and huge public events, this high impact performance has wowed many a crowd, showcasing an extreme level of talent. Well known by the performance community for both his Cyr Wheel, LED and fire shows, Luke is also highly regarded for ability to produce and choreograph high-end visual group performances

Lauren Eve

Lauren Eve is a singer, originally from Manchester but now living in Lytham St. Anne’s. She attended a music college in Manchester and studied vocal performance. Her favourite place to sing is on the streets of Altrincham as she loves busking!. So far her biggest achievement was to perform at the London Palladium in 2022 at Britain’s Got Talent and got 4 yes’. The best is yet to come…… 


Raphael has over 12 years’ experience in the music industry, theatre and music production having worked with Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, Alexander O’Neal, and has appeared on television shows, The X Factor UK, The Voice and The Graham Norton Show. His music is guaranteed to bring the fun, great vocals, and a high-energy performance style to every show


Adam Thornewill AKA Miss Diva Dib Dab is an international drag queen. Starting as a dancer, the joining a circus company performing stilt walking, fire skills and angle grinding.