RMA – The Royal Marines Charity Health & Wellbeing team recently held a two-day weekend course for 20 of our many wonderful Royal Marines Association Support Volunteers (RMASV) who had travelled from far and wide to attend.
This is the first-ever exercise to collect feedback from the veterans’ community across the UK coordinated by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
RAND Europe is currently undertaking a study for the UK Office for Veterans Affairs (OVA) that seeks to understand the lived experience of non-UK veterans.
Our Health & Welfare team has received grateful feedback from a 65-year old beneficiary who lives in Eastbourne. He has recently received a terminal diagnosis of lung cancer with a prognosis of 5-7 months.
The outdoor space sits next to ‘Jollies,’ a dining facility mainly used by Phase 1 and 2 recruits, and has been transformed thanks to a grant from the RNRMC, working in partnership with the RMA – The Royal Marines Charity and supported by additional funding from the Nuffield Trust and Rebalancing Lives fund.
David Pither left the Royal Marines in 1987 and pursued a 26-year career in the Avon and Somerset Police. During the latter part of his time in the police, he started to suffer from several serious medical problems, including Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in his left leg.
Please be aware we will be closed over the festive period from 16:30PM on 21st December until the 4th January 2022.
Hosted at the state-of-the-art Gordon Messenger Centre, the newly written workshop was co-delivered by Moor Mindful, who specialise in providing coaching and expert training to enhance understanding of mental health and wellbeing, alongside staff from the RMA.
Following the award of funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to continue to develop the ‘Lifting the Lid’ campaign, we launched last August we are now able to provide Mental Health (MH) training across staff, volunteers and RMA members.