are as demanding for the families left behind as for their deployed loved one. Making sure practical, physical and emotional well-being is maintained can be challenging. But you can rely on a strong network of families and communities, plus Royal Navy support services, to give all the help, advice, resources and guidance you need, at every stage of deployment.
Since each stage has its own practical and emotional challenges, it has been split it into five stages.
"The Emotional Cycle of Deployment" was developed by Kathleen Vestal Logan, M.S., M.A., and first published in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, February 1987, pp. 43-47.