Forces Mutual has been supporting the UK Military for over 30 years, offering insurance, money and travel products and services tailored to Military personnel and their families.
As part of a not-for-profit organisation, Forces Mutual aims to improve the lives within the military market, through the Forces Mutual Foundation.
Improving the lives of the Military family is at the heart of everything we do and, with no shareholders, it means our focus is firmly on the people who protect us.
We use our not-for-profit status to not only make sure our products are keenly priced but also to fund other initiatives which support our Military personnel in ways that make a positive difference to them and their families.
Wellbeing can be defined as feeling good about yourself - having the confidence to face your day, feeling able to cope when things go wrong and being resilient to changes outside of your control.
If you feel good about yourself and the job you're doing, you'll probably make a better impact on the people you're surrounded by - not just your family but the people you engage with on a daily basis
There are a number of elements that contribute to how we feel and, if one element isn't quite right, it can have a negative effect on our overall wellbeing. At Forces Mutual, we think about wellbeing from the following perspectives:
We believe that having Armed Forces personnel who feel positive about themselves has to be good, not only for individuals and the Military but also for society as a whole.
Read our overview below
Financial health isn't just about the amount of money you have.
It's a much more holistic view of your financial circumstances. How satisfied you are with your standard of living; whether or not you're free from financial stress and debt, how well you manage your money on a day-to-day basis, whether you're saving for the future and how able you feel to cope with emergency or unforeseen expenses, all contribute to your level of financial wellness.
A dictionary definition of physical fitness is 'the state of being physically sound and healthy, especially as the result
of exercise, nutrition and sleep'.
For serving personnel, achieving and maintaining a high level of physical fitness is essential. And staying active also plays a significant role in improving overall wellbeing. It can lift your mood, reduce stress, help you deal with negative emotions and anxiety and reduce the risk of depression and dementia1.
And the choices we make today around physical activity, diet and rest, can affect our health in later life, as well as how well we cope with whatever challenges we face in the present.
Here are just some of the ways we try to help:
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Mental wellbeing is just as important as physical wellbeing and it's essential to maintain both to stay fit, healthy and able to cope with the challenges everyday life may present.
Just as poor physical health can lead to an increased risk of developing mental health problems, poor mental health can negatively impact on physical health, leading to an increased risk of some conditions. For example, people diagnosed with depression have a 67% increased risk of death from heart disease and a 50% increased risk of death from cancer1.
We recognise the great work undertaken by the MoD to promote mental wellbeing and mitigate risks to health, with personnel encouraged to adopt a lifestyle which improves their health and enhances wellbeing - and we're keen to help:
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Working and living closely with each other brings people together, something which makes the Armed Forces a particularly tight-knit community.
The strong sense of camaraderie between personnel is crucial for a successful Military unit and extends well beyond the day job. From sharing training and work experiences, to socialising and playing sport together, this is a group of people who take care of each other both on and off duty.
Here are just some of the ways we demonstrate our on-going commitment to helping the Armed Forces community: