Families Wellbeing Support
Supporting yourself and your family
As a spouse, parent, child, partner of a serving submariner, the external pressures associated with supporting your family can be detrimental to you and your children’s mental fitness if not supported and looked after properly.
You are encouraged to look after your own mental fitness and positive mindset whenever possible. Sleep hygiene, food hygiene, regular exercise or any activity away from work that you enjoy can help improve self-esteem and create a positive mindset, therefore maintaining or enhancing your mental fitness. NHS Self Help has some self-care booklets which can be used for yourself or to pass on t...
It can sometimes be really difficult to talk about your feelings with friends or family. It's common to feel worried about upsetting people you care about, and feel nervous about what people will think, or how it might affect your relationships. You may feel more comfortable opening up to friends, family, veterans, other than professionals, or you may find it easier to approach a professional (...
As a parent or carer, it can be really worrying to see a child or young person going through a difficult time, but it’s important to address your concerns and help them to get help as soon as possible. Growing up as a forces child can present many pressures – separation, moving home, losing friends along with the same pressures a child would undergo such as exam stress, bereavement, bullying...
If you are worried about your serving family member, firstly try and talk to them about the issue and see how you can support them. Should you feel that they need further help; you must initially ask them to seek it through the support available to them via our Submariners Wellbeing page. Unless in a crisis situation or a there is a genuine worry of harm to them or others; the service perso...
If you feel you have exhausted the other avenues or that your mental fitness is now affecting your everyday life and hampering your life, then you need to seek professional medical help/advice. You should make an appointment with a doctor or NHS 24 on 111.
If you are in crisis now go to our Emergency Page
Naval Children’s Charity navalchildrenscharity.org.uk The Naval Children’s Charity has been helping Naval Children since 1825, for nearly 200 years. If you serve or have served in the Naval Service (Royal Navy, Royal Marines, QARNNS, WRNS, Reserves or Royal Fleet Auxiliary) and you have a child/children up to and including the age of 25 we may be able to help you. SSAFA ssafa.org.uk We un...