Data collected for the project revealed commandos find it hard to ask for support when symptoms of illnesses like post-traumatic stress disorder and depression first present themselves.
"It can be hard to put your hand up if you think you might be struggling with your mental health, and we’re working to challenge the perceived stigma around asking for help," said Mr Ellwood.
Support systems are already well established within the corps – and Royal Marines have the lowest rates of mental health problems in the UK Armed Forces – but Regain intends to improve mental health awareness and reduce stigma.
"Having lost friends to suicide, preventing any further tragedy is clearly a drive and focus for me and this project," said Regain’s founder, Captain Ryan Morris, Physical Training and Sports Officer at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon.
Captain Morris has twice in his career been assigned to work at Hasler Company, in Devonport Naval Base.
Hasler is a dedicated centre designed to professionally help with rehabilitation for servicemen and women.
“On the simplest level, improving a Marine’s relationship with their partner and children by even a small margin will have a profound positive effect on those around them, none more so than on a child’s development.
"This simple intervention has had a positive effect and helping those who need it has become my focus and passion.
"Other than my family it is what drives me daily."