Health and Wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing are just as important as your physical fitness. That’s why we do everything we can to educate and encourage healthy living, providing you with all the support you need, every step of the way.

About Your Health and Wellbeing

Your physical and mental resilience is important to us, and it’s crucial to our success. We pride ourselves on having a fighting fit fleet, ready to protect our nation’s interests.  

We believe four key factors contribute to optimum health and wellbeing: smoking reduction, weight management, alcohol awareness and mental fitness. By staying on top these, you can reduce mental or physical injury, aid recovery, and develop the behaviours for lifelong health.

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The Big Four

Making changes to your lifestyle could help you improve your physical and mental fitness. Explore the four biggest factors that contribute to health and wellbeing and find out what you can do.


Smoking contributes to low aerobic fitness, flexibility, strength, and musculoskeletal injury. Here you can find more information on the risks of smoking and support for quitting.

Smoking Reduction


Alcohol is the leading risk factor for preventable death in 15-49 year olds. Do you know your limits?

Alcohol Awareness

Weight Management

Adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours is key to maintaining a healthy body weight and avoiding the risk of obesity. Here you can find information and support on weight management.

Weight Management

Mental Fitness

Mental and physical fitness are equally important. That’s why we’re focussing more than ever on positive mental wellbeing and reducing workplace stress.

Mental Fitness

Help and support


Samaritans works with the Ministry of Defence and other charities to support serving personnel in the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. Visit their website or use their free 24-hour helpline providing a safe place to talk about anything that is bothering you.

116 123

Combat Stress

The UK’s leading mental health charity for all serving military personnel and veterans, and to families and friends that may have concerns. Visit their website or use their free 24-hour helpline offering confidential advice and support for stress, anxiety, and depression.

0800 323 4444


Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Visit their website or use Mind’s Infoline provides an information and signposting service. Open 09:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).


0300 123 3393


A safe anonymous online community providing you with mental health support and advice for coping with the stresses of everyday life. Visit their website or use their free 24-hour online service where you can talk to people, who feel like you; whilst guided by trained professionals.

[email protected]

Every Mind Matters

Looking after your mental health. Offering expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Visit Every Mind Matters website

NHS Better Health

Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health offers lots of free tools and support to make healthier choices.

Visit the NHS website

Get in touch

If you would like further information on Health and Wellbeing, or simply have a general enquiry about NAVYfit, please get in touch with us.

Contact NAVYfit