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Partnership with the Royal Navy

In light of this years World Mental Health Day and the theme of making mental health wider reaching and more inclusive, we thought this was the best time to announce our new and exiting collaboration with the Royal Navy, to help Navy personnel access the mental health support they need.

In light of this years' World Mental Health Day and the theme of making mental health wider reaching and more inclusive, we thought this was the best time to announce our new and exiting collaboration with the Royal Navy, to help Navy personnel access the mental health support they need. 

We’ve joined together with We are Hummingbird and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity to provide mental health awareness training to Royal Navy bases in Portsmouth and Fareham. This exciting new project will last for at least three years, allowing us to make a lasting impact on the mental health support offered to Navy personnel. 

Together we are working to break down the stigma surrounding mental health while educating and informing serving personnel on how to become more aware of, and keep on top of their mental wellbeing.

This collaboration with the Royal Navy in Portsmouth and Fareham is an exciting step in making sure everyone in the Solent region gets the mental health support they need.

The training will give serving personnel the tools needed to understand depression, anxiety and stress. What may cause or trigger them, how to identify warning signs in others and ways in which to help.

We have also introduced nearly 70 veteran related courses to the Solent Recovery College, including a Supporting Veterans/Serving Personnel Family Course, an addictions and mental health course and a course on transition from the services, not just aimed at veterans, but forces families themselves. These courses have all been created by an ex-navy peer practitioner.

With funding from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity we are in the process of recruiting a Family Liaison Officer who will work directly with Navy families to ensure they get the mental health support they need.

This groundbreaking project is forecast to evolve and expand as we learn more about the services that are needed most within the Royal Navy, allowing us to support serving personnel, veterans and their families as best as we can.

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