Extra Funding For Relationship Support As Demand Grows

2 December 2021

The RNRMC have recently provided Relate with a top-up grant, supporting the delivery of their counselling services for the rest of the year. 

The £35,000 of funding is in addition to a £49,700 grant provided to Relate at the beginning of 2021. Relate is the UK's largest provider of relationship support. Through RNRMC funding, they provide free face-to-face, online and telephone counselling to serving and former personnel and their families. This includes help with relationships, help with family life and parenting, help with separation and divorce and help for children, young people and young adults. It also includes bereavement and loss support, should the worst happen. 

By the end of September Relate counselling sessions for the naval community had already reached the RNRMC funded capacity for the year. The additional funding is the result of a significant increase in Relate use by the naval community in 2021, with over 1400 sessions have been delivered so far this year, over 10% being specialist loss and bereavement counselling. 

Aidan Jones, Chief Executive at Relate said: “It’s excellent news that the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) have extended funding for Relate to provide further relationship support to Naval personnel in 2021/22. Relationships have been challenged in so many ways in recent times and we’re seeing this every day in our counselling and other services. This money will enable us to reach even more Naval personnel and their families as part of our continued partnership with RNRMC.” 

The ongoing partnership between the RNRMC and Relate aims to provide first-rate and confidential counselling services to former and serving personnel and their families. 

If you require first-hand support, and to talk about any relationship worries or worries about your children you may have, please get in touch with Relate.  

Call our dedicated hotline: 01302 380 279 or visit our site