Health and Well-being

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  • NHS Armed Forces Briefing May 2022

    NHS Armed Forces Briefing May 2022 Read the latest update for the Armed Forces from the NHS. This month includes information on: Op Courage RCGP podcast on NHS care of female veterans The Step into Health programme Department of Health & Social Care consultation on acquired brain...
    • 26 May 2022
  • NavyFit - Dreaming of More Restful Sleep? Headspace Webinar - 14th June

    NavyFit - Dreaming of More Restful Sleep? Headspace Webinar - 14th June Dreaming of more restful sleep? Headspace is here to make bedtime better. Join Headspace’s Henrietta Kennedy for a 45-minute webinar on 14 June at 13:30 BST via Microsoft Teams, focusing on creating the ideal environment for sleep. Discover...
    • 26 May 2022
  • The Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS) 2022 Main Report.

    The Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS) 2022 Main Report. Today sees the publication of this year’s Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS). Speaking on the release of the results, Director of People and Training, Rear Admiral Jude Terry said:   "Thank you to all of you who took the ...
    • 20 May 2022
  • Weight Off My Mind

    Weight Off My Mind Being a healthy weight has many benefits. By making small, simple changes to what and how much you are eating and drinking you can really help yourself to lose weight and then maintain a healthy happy lifestyle. For more information, service perso...
    • 19 May 2022
  • Royal British Legion - Crisis Support Line.

    Royal British Legion - Crisis Support Line. While the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is loneliness, there are also a lot of other ways mental health can be impacted in the Armed Forces community; PTSD, depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse issues, sleep problems, among others. Th...
    • 17 May 2022
  • NavyFit - Annual Mental Fitness Brief for Service Personnel.

    NavyFit - Annual Mental Fitness Brief for Service Personnel. Everyone has mental health, but do you know how to build your mental fitness? The Ministry of Defence Annual Mental Fitness Brief is now a mandatory competence. Find out how you can improve your overall wellbeing and get the support you need b...
    • 16 May 2022
  • NavyFit - Fancy a Chat?

    NavyFit - Fancy a Chat? Checking in with a family member or friend can help them feel less lonely - and it could lift you up too! Pick up your phone or headset today and get in touch with someone you haven’t spoken to in a while - just to say hello! Find out more ht...
    • 10 May 2022
  • Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May 2022

    Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May 2022 Mental Health Awareness Week started 21 years ago and has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK. The aim of the week is to reduce the stigma that exists around many illnesses associated with mental health and provides an o...
    • 10 May 2022
  • NavyFit - Drinkaware Tracker.

    NavyFit - Drinkaware Tracker. With a lot going on in the world right now, things can feel stressful, and a drink can seem like the answer to calm feelings of anxiety. But drinking alcohol can actually make things worse. If you or any member of your household are experiencing ...
    • 5 May 2022
  • NavyFit - Fancy a Walk?

    NavyFit - Fancy a Walk? Inviting someone to join you for a walk can help them feel less lonely, and could help you to feel less lonely too! Find out more http://nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/lifes-challenges/loneliness/…  For Service Personnel, you can speak to you...
    • 3 May 2022
  • NavyFit - Have you tried out Headspace yet?

    NavyFit - Have you tried out Headspace yet? Headspace is a science-backed app for mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep. It provides safe, accredited, compliant and trusted digital health libraries. The...
    • 28 Apr 2022
  • Surviving Being a Military Partner - Support for Partners living in the Hampshire Area.

    Surviving Being a Military Partner  - Support for Partners living in the Hampshire Area. Following on from a successful deployment workshop, Anchoring Minds is offering a course of 4 workshops to promote and support military partners. There will be a focus on general wellbeing as well as to offer some peer support through chatting to oth...
    • 25 Apr 2022
  • NavyFit: Do You Know How to Build Your Mental Fitness?

    NavyFit: Do You Know How to Build Your Mental Fitness? Everyone has mental health, but do you know how to build your mental fitness?   The Ministry of Defence Annual Mental Fitness Brief is now a mandatory competence for Service Personnel.   Find out how you can improve your overall wellbe...
    • 7 Apr 2022
  • Confidential Crime Line for Reporting Drug Misuse

    Confidential Crime Line for Reporting Drug Misuse The abuse of illegal drugs and other banned substances risk serious harm to an individual and can be extremely damaging to a person’s career or home life.  Drug misuse within the Armed Forces significantly threatens the operational effect...
    • 5 Apr 2022
  • Drink Free Days

    Drink Free Days The more you drink, the more you’re at risk of harm from alcohol.  As a nation, our health has never been more important. Cutting down on alcohol has many positive health benefits – physical and mental. Importantly, drinking less can...
    • 29 Mar 2022
  • Do you want to get NAVYfit?

    Do you want to get NAVYfit? With over 40 sports, adventurous training opportunities, physical fitness training, and health and wellbeing support, NAVYfit provide Royal Navy personnel and their families with all the tools to stay at the top of their game. Find out more and v...
    • 28 Mar 2022
  • The new NAVYfit portal on the Royal Navy website is now live

    The new NAVYfit  portal on the Royal Navy website is now live NAVYfit, the home of Royal Navy sport, adventurous training, physical education and health & wellbeing, is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand new website!    https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/navyfit  Explore the...
    • 28 Mar 2022
  • Cervical Screening: Don't Delay Book Yours Today!

    Cervical Screening: Don't Delay Book Yours Today! Did you know?   4 out of 5 women take up their Cervical Screening invitation. Don’t delay and book yours today. It really is nothing to worry about!   Visit www.nhs.uk/cervicalscreening for more information. Service women, c...
    • 15 Mar 2022
  • No Smoking Day.

    No Smoking Day. The Royal Navy is supporting #TodayIsTheDay as part of #NoSmokingDay 2022. Don’t give up on giving up. Take the first step to quitting and find out how you can start your journey to a #Smokefree lifestyle today... Head to www.nh...
    • 10 Mar 2022
  • Don't Ignore Your Cervical Screening Invite.

    Don't Ignore Your Cervical Screening Invite. Two women die every day from cervical cancer. Getting your screening can help stop it before it starts. So on today, International Women’s day, remember to book your appointment with your Healthcare Provider, Doctor, Well Women Clinic or Medica...
    • 8 Mar 2022
  • Building Resilience with Military Families

    Building Resilience with Military Families The Building Resilience with Military Families programme is being delivered by Bounce Forward, a charity dedicated and passionate about resilience. The programme is fully funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund. Helping Parents and Children Li...
    • 3 Mar 2022
  • Armed Forces Family Mobility And Health Care Report

    Armed Forces Family Mobility And Health Care Report Today the three Service Families Federations have launched the ‘Duty and Care: Armed Forces Family Mobility and Health Care’ report. This report provides practical recommendations to inform and tackle disadvantage as well as improve healt...
    • 21 Feb 2022
  • Time to Talk Day 3rd February

    Time to Talk Day 3rd February One in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year.   A Time to talk event is all about creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends or colleagues.    By talking to each...
    • 2 Feb 2022
  • Exercising Outside? Street Safe Tool.

    Exercising Outside? Street Safe Tool. Heading out for some exercise this weekend? Help the Police to make the streets safer for everyone by anonymously telling them on their #StreetSafe tool where you don't feel safe.   Head to http://police.uk/streetsafe Watch the video:...
    • 29 Jan 2022
  • Headspace Update - Access Issues

    Headspace Update - Access Issues If you are having issues accessing Headspace due to lack of connectivity to MODNET, the RN Intranet system, please log in and follow this link:  Headspace - Alternative Enrolment This is held within Topics - Deployment Support. Furthe...
    • 26 Jan 2022