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Armed Forces Covenant Trust approves bid to help fund Health and Wellbeing projects

02/07/20

We are delighted to announce that RMA-The Royal Marines Charity has been successful in its application for funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. This funding is a lifeline to the Charity at a time when our ability to fundraise has been severely impacted by COVID-19. We applied for the funding to help provide support to the most vulnerable members of our community, particularly those experiencing exacerbated challenges due to social distancing measures.

The funding will help provide care for the entire Royal Marines family, through four pillars of welfare delivery, including:

  • Proactive follow-up of compulsorily discharged (and therefore more vulnerable) service leavers through our Transition Support Officer
  • Triaging and assignment to accredited psychotherapy for Royal Marines veterans and dependants battling mental ill-health
  • A campaign supporting Positive Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
  • Coaching for those with mental ill-health challenges for whom accredited therapy is not appropriate
  • Alcohol and addiction support to serving and veteran Royal Marines and dependants through our Alcohol Education Adviser

“ We are delighted to have been awarded such a generous grant by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund. At a time when the Charity’s income generation has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is wonderful that we have received funding that will enable us to support those members of the Corps Family most directly impacted by the lockdown, battling mental health and alcohol addiction.

This will ensure that we never knowingly have to leave anyone in need of help behind and that we help Royal Marines to use their Commando Mindset to respond, understand, adapt, and overcome their battles.”

Jonathan Ball, Chief Executive

If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact our welfare team on 0800 468 1664

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