In June and July 18', a team serving and former Royal Marines, will embark on an historic 2000 mile journey across Norway by sea and land, retelling heroic stories of WWII Commando operations and raising awareness for the support of those in the Royal Marines Family who are suffering from mental health issues.
Over 1,000 Royal Marines have been diagnosed with mental ill-health in the last 10 years with veterans and reservists showing higher rates. This is a 95% increase on the previous decade. There is also growing evidence of secondary trauma in the families of those suffering from PTSD and other mental ill-health.
An example of this, is the Charity’s future development of a Royal Marines Support Hub located located at the Commando Training Centre in Devon; effectively a ‘one stop shop’ that can provide a range of practical and emotional support to the RM Family. This will include a place for support network volunteers to train, hosting of group welfare and activities, career workshops focussed on those medically discharged and drop in services for the entire RM Family.
Please find the time to donate and help the Royal Marines Charity in their provision of through life support to serving Royal Marines, their families and veterans.