Health and wellbeing

Life in the armed forces come with unique challenges for serving personnel and their families. The Royal Navy offers a range of support services and resources to help our people look after their wellbeing - both physical and mental. 

Looking after yourself

Your mental health is important. And whether you're experiencing stress, anxiety or depression - or simply need to blow off some steam - the Royal Navy's support services are here for you. 

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Health and wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health – in fact, the two often go hand in hand.

Spending extended amounts of time away from your family, your friends and your country can all take their toll. When you’re at sea, take the time to catch up with loved ones back home whenever you can – it can make a world of difference.

Your fellow Service people are some of the best friends you’ll ever make – and like all friends, they make an excellent support network when times get tough.

The Royal Navy provides free access to mental health support services and counselling for Service people and their families. Use the benefits calculator or speak to your local RN FPS Information Support Team for more information.

Remember: everyone needs help from time to time, and reaching out is never a sign of weakness.


Physical wellbeing

Physical wellbeing

It goes without saying that fitness is an important part of life in the Royal Navy. Whether you’re living on base in Portsmouth or deployed on an Astute-class nuclear submarine, you’ll always have access to free fitness facilities.

Team sports are a great way to make new friends and stay active. Excel, and you could even compete on the national or international level.


Take 5 minutes to relax: listen to the Sounds of The Sea

Services and intiatives

Life in the Royal Navy comes with specific challenges that you wouldn't face in 'Civvy Street'. That's why we offer a range of specialised support services, whilst working closely with other organisations, made with Service people like you in mind. Find out more below. 

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