What to expect

The RNRM Welfare team works closely with Service Personnel to alleviate and mitigate the potential stresses of naval life on them, their family and their friends. To meet the diverse welfare needs of Service Personnel, the team works with the command, its supporting agencies, medical services and the Chaplaincy. Their focus is on keeping the Naval Service as efficient and effective as it can be, through a commitment to resilience, resourcefulness and readiness.

You can expect:

  • A confidential service, that’s protected by civil and military law. 
  • A commitment to deliver a timely, high quality and non-discriminatory service. In support of continuous improvement RNRM Welfare aims for consistency and quality, actively seeking comments, compliments and complaints on what we do. 
  • A consistent and comprehensive assessment of what Service Personnel need from the team.

RNRMW provides a confidential service that is fully accessible by the diverse community we support and inclusive of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race & ethnicity, religion & belief, pregnancy & maternity, age, disability and marital status

What RNRM Welfare offers

  • A comprehensive social work service for Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families.
  • A professional service to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Executive and Divisional/Regimental system.
  • A link between Service Personnel and their family in times of difficulty. 
  • A proactive community service. 
  • Welfare Information Support Team.
  • A fully moderated online forum and social media presences.

Services Provides by RNRM Welfare

RNRM Welfare offers advice, support (practical or emotional) and advocacy for Service Personnel. Sometimes, these services are delivered in partnership with other agencies.

These services are available to individuals, couples or families. 

The following list is by no means exhaustive, but services include:

  • Relationship problems
  • Bereavement
  • Debt advice signposting
  • Child care concerns
  • Mental health
  • Special needs
  • Next of kin support for deployed personnel
  • Physical illness
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Community based initiatives
  • Pre and post deployment briefs
  • Welfare presentations
  • Issues surrounding sexual orientation & gender identity