COVID 19 advice & support

The current situation in the UK, and internationally around the globe, is rightly causing much concern for all and you as Service Families are not exempt from this. As we are now in the 'Delay' phase this will impact the Naval Service; both personally and professionally.

The Royal Navy is focused on looking after its people while maintaining its duty to protect and serve the nation. We are doing what we can to allow people time with their families in this demanding period.

We are continuing to deliver on our operational commitments and to be well trained and ready for an unpredictable future.

Please be assured we are consistent with government advice in allowing our people, as essential key workers in this time of national crisis, to travel between their place of work and their homes.

We absolutely value and appreciate the role that you, our families, have in supporting your service person in such challenging times.

To increase support, we will be communicating regularly with you as families and want to ensure you are gaining the support and information you require.

Thank you

 

Royal Navy Communications with Families

Royal Navy Forum

We are supporting our Units in pushing messages to families. These will be uploaded to the Royal Navy Forum - click the link to join. All you need is your Serving Persons Service Number and Name.

Facebook

We are going to provide advice & guidance via Facebook – search for your area or unit group on www.facebook.com/RNFamilyPeopleSupport.

We will also be looking at setting up a FAQ thread too, so do keep an eye on the National Information Forum and our Facebook page.

Email

RN FPS can be contacted via the 'contact us' forms and via email: rnrm-wio@royalnavymail.mod.uk. 

Useful Links and Information

General Information

Health & Wellbeing Information

Health and Wellbeing during self-isolation:

NHS: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips

Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Mind: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing

BACP: www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/13-march-coronavirus-self-isolation-how-to-look-after-your-mental-health-and-wellbeing-if-you-re-self-isolating/

Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating

Things to do– Children and Young People: Help us build up a resource of links to free activities www.royalnavy.mod.uk/forums. If not a member, join or email the link to rnrm-wio@royalnavymail.mod.uk and we will share for you.

Every Mind Matters: has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak. Please visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

Domestic Abuse: If you are concerned you may be at risk of abuse in the home, or have a friend, family member, neighbour or colleague you are concerned about, see here for information https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/forums/m29995.aspx

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS): CAMHS is used as a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing. https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs/

NAVYfit – Get Involved!: For workout ideas, healthy lifestyle tips and information on Sport and AT activities check out the NAVYfit social mediaplatforms. You can also send messages to the NAVYfitpages if you have any particular questions about sport, AT or health and wellbeing. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/navyfit 

Service Family Specific

Contact Us

If you or your family are in crisis and require professional personal support, then we would encourage you to contact the RN FPS Portal on 0800 145 6088 or via email navynps-peoplesptrnfpsptl@mod.gov.uk. Although we are currently not undertaking home or office visits our staff are at hand to support you – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.