Throughout Forces Mutual, it's important that the work we do and our products and services demonstrate our purpose of improving lives. To help keep us on track, we link everything we do as an organisation to making a difference to the wellbeing of existing and potential members and customers.
A dictionary definition of wellbeing is: "The state of being comfortable, healthy or happy".
Wellbeing can be viewed through a number of different lenses and the ones we look through consider financial and physical health as well as the impact that mental and community wellbeing has on an individual. By working to help Military personnel improve these aspects of their wellbeing...
...we believe we can make a real difference to their work and home lives. For us as as a not-for-profit mutual, wellbeing goes to the very heart of our purpose which is to help improve the lives of the Military families. A purpose we believe in and can evidence.
Read our overview below
Helping you understand your finances; making the most of your money
Money is the main cause of stress and worry for all adults in the UK, according to a study by Money Supermarket. For most people, their immediate financial situation is the reason for their concern, with a further 17% worrying about their future financial outlook1.
Here are just some of the ways we support Military personnel to improve their ability to be as financially fit as they are physically fit:
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Maintaining a healthy and active body
Physical health influences our overall wellbeing and, in turn, wellbeing influences our health. The mind and body are linked, so when we improve our physical health, we'll automatically experience greater mental and emotional wellbeing. For example, exercise not only strengthens our heart and lungs, but also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals that energise and lift our mood1.
A strong, healthy workforce is vital to the Chain of Command, here are just some of the ways we try to help:
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Improving mental health, maintaining an active mind
Mental wellbeing is every bit as important as physical wellbeing and it's necessary to maintain both in order to stay fit, healthy and able to cope with day-to-day life. In 2015/16 stress accounted for 37% of all work related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health in the UK1.
Here are just some of the ways Forces Mutual tries to help Military personnel in the area of mental wellbeing:
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A close-knit community
The Armed Forces is a close-knit community with deep bonds. Members live together, train together and ultimately have to be ready to fight together. We understand that, although this makes for a united community, Military personnel and their families can sometimes feel isolated from wider society.
Here are just some of the ways we demonstrate our on-going commitment to helping the Armed Forces community:
1 Forces Mutual internal statistics 2016Back to top