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Royal Navy partners with health app Headspace to improve mental wellbeing

The Royal Navy has partnered with health app Headspace to improve the mental wellbeing of its personnel
18 January 2022
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Personnel across the Royal Navy and Royal Marines will have free access to health app Headspace.

Serving personnel, along with Reservists, members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Royal Navy civil servants and 3,000 families of sailors, will be able to benefit from the mindfulness service.

It comes following work by the Royal Navy Health and Wellbeing team to partner with Headspace. From today, sailors and marines will be able to access the full Headspace library which can help with stress, sleep, meditation and mindfulness.

Rear Admiral Jude Terry, Director People and Training and Naval Secretary, said: “As an employer we talk a lot about the resilience and wellbeing of our whole workforce and their families. For years we have focused on physical resilience but not paid much attention to mental wellbeing.

“You will have seen that we have improved this over the last 18 months or so and I am delighted to support the next stage in this process.

“Headspace has the potential to improve the mental fitness of the while Royal Navy family by providing unique tools and resources to reduce stress, build resilience, increase movement and aid better sleep.

“This is one of the many initiatives the Royal Navy is introducing to improve the lived experience of our team; enabling empowered, individual access to health and wellbeing support services.”

Headspace has the potential to improve the mental fitness of the while Royal Navy family by providing unique tools and resources

Rear Admiral Jude Terry

The Headspace app offers advice and guidance on mental wellbeing as well as useful tips on sleeping better and different exercises to improve mood. It also has articles to listen to including how to reduce worrying, improve focus and manage anxiety.

Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Martin Connell added: “The Royal Navy is proud to partner with Headspace to enable empowered, individual access to wellbeing support for our Whole Force – Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Royal Navy Maritime Reserves, Royal Navy civil servants – and importantly the families that support them.

“The interactive mental fitness content that can be downloaded to personal devices will add particular value to our people as they deploy and operate around the world.”

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