Supported through life
From the day you join the Royal Marines, you become a member of our family for life. That means we’re here to support you, no matter what.
Being a Royal Marine is a way of life and whilst that comes with a sense of pride and honour, we know that it sometimes comes with challenges too. Our mission is to provide support, advice and lifelong camaraderie for serving and retired Marines and their families.
Remember – seeking support isn’t a sign of weakness – it’s what cements our comradeship with one another. Whether you need a listening ear or financial support, RMA – The Royal Marines Charity is here to serve you just as you’ve served us.
The Royal Marines Charity is here to support the entire Royal Marines Family – serving, retired and their dependants.
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Health and Wellbeing
We are passionate about the support we provide to the whole Corps Family. We offer a range of assistance aimed at serving and former Royal Marines and their dependents. This includes mental health support, respite breaks, grants to help with financial difficulty and getting about inside and outside the home. We also provide specialist advice on benefits and deliver across our 6 main pillars of support. Our team work closely together and alongside other trusted charities and organisations, including the NHS to ensure the best possible outcomes for our beneficiaries.
Grants and Benevolence
RMA – The Royal Marines Charity is here to support the entire Corps Family – serving, retired and their dependant families. No matter what stage of your career or life, you can always turn to us for help.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Seeking help is a strength, not a weakness. After all, just as we look after our physical health, it is as important to look after our mental health.
Employment & Education
We support all Royal Marines (including recruits) facing compulsory discharge, as well as veterans and spouses with Careers advice & guidance, Grants & funding and Business start-up opportunities via signposting.
Transition and Support
The Transition Support officer (TSO) unique to service charities. It is a proactive role offering support from the charity to all vulnerable service leavers including the wounded injured and sick (WIS) medical discharges, admin discharges and others that have left the Corps (veterans) and still need help.
Royal Marine Support Network
Our group of Royal Marine Support Network Officers (RMSNO) are trained volunteers able to provide both practical help and emotional support to the RM veteran community.
Alcohol Intervention and Dependency Issues
There is no denying that alcohol plays a part in RM life; used positively it can help us to feel relaxed, enhance cohesion, and feel a sense of reward. But, and a big but, how often does this use tip over into adverse effects?
AFCS and War Pensions
RMA – The Royal Marines Charity, as part of its Health and Wellbeing provision, offers a reputable War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) service.
Mental Health Training
Following the award of funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to continue to develop the ‘Lifting the Lid’ campaign, we are now able to provide Mental Health (MH) training across staff, volunteers and RMA members.