Lifting The Lid – Promoting Positive Mental Health
Don’t let ‘Pride’ prevent asking for help. Remember, it takes a stronger person to know when they require support and to ask for it when needed. Do not suffer in silence, ‘lift the lid’… speak to someone and utilise the support available.
RMA – The Royal Marines Charity aims to be the central pillar of the Royal Marines Family, drawing together those who aspire to join, those who serve, those who have served and their families.
Recognising the strengths of the Commando values, spirit, and mindset we, as a charity, have set our own standards to mirror those that it takes to become a Royal Marine. We aspire to deliver our support to the whole Corps Family in this way. It is in recognition of the Commando mindset that we launch this campaign: the Royal Marines cap badge and the Green Beret represent a long and enduring history of flexibility, change and strength. The Royal Marines are frequently praised for their agility, adaptability, and forward-thinking, leading them to be the first to understand, adapt and overcome.
Throughout this campaign, we want to engage with our unique and special community on mental health matters. We wish to encourage healthy behaviours and mental fitness and make it even more acceptable to reach out for support when needed.
This support is available in many different guises, from our oppos, our chain of command, our families, and friends as well as specialist support such as chaplaincy and welfare services. Sometimes that support is enough, it can ‘normalise’ our stress, help us find our own way through a raft of emotions that otherwise might go unnoticed and overlooked by others. Sometimes just communicating with someone about how we feel will help us understand some of the associated factors that might be affecting our wellbeing. By talking and making small lifestyle changes we are then able to find a route out of our distress.