Social media supports

Online support groups can also be a source of support for families. These might include:

  • specific unit Facebook groups,
  • interest groups, 
  • groups for special needs. For example, the Defence Special Needs Support Group (for families where a child has a special need) and
  • location groups (attached to a specific base or town). 


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Dr Amy Johnson discusses how social media groups can support families in this video.




These groups may also provide information for the family before they relocate and as they transition into the new area (please see Module 7).


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