On Friday 1 July, the Corps will be participating in a Digital Takeover Day run by Kids in Museums. This is an initiative aimed at promoting positive wellbeing among young people (defined as under the age of 25).

Our participation will be coordinated by the REME Museum in collaboration with Lifting the Decks to raise awareness of the mental health plan aimed at supporting all serving Regular and Reserve REME personnel.

You can get involved whether you are yourself a young person or whether you would like to offer support, or your own experiences from when you were a younger member of the Corps.

How to get involved:

In advance of 1 July, send us a short message about your experiences of welfare support in the Corps. This can either be in the form of a written message or short video.

Under 25s:

Create a short message to share online about how your wellbeing has been supported by the Corps.

Use one of the prompts below, adding no more than 30 words (180 characters including spaces). Or you are welcome to create your own message without using a prompt, but we ask that you please keep it to under 50 words (220 characters including spaces).

  • “A time I felt supported by the Corps was when …”
  • “I take care of my mental health by …”
  • “Lifting the Decks has helped me because …”

If you choose to send a video, you may be able to send a longer message, but please still keep this to under 30 seconds.

Over 25s:

Create a short message to share online aimed at younger soldiers and officers, or about your earlier experience. Use one of the prompts below, adding no more than 30 words (180 characters including spaces). Or you are welcome to create your own message without using a prompt, but we ask that you please keep it to under 50 words (220 characters including spaces).

  • “My advice to younger members of the Corps would be … “
  • “When I joined REME, I felt supported because … “
  • “We support the younger soldiers and officers in the Corps. (give an example)

If you choose to send a video, you may be able to send a longer message, but please still keep this to under 30 seconds.

Send your message:

Please send your message via email to [email protected] or via direct message on Facebook or Twitter.

Please include whether you would like to be named or kept anonymous when we post your message. If you would like to include any photos please do so in the same message.

Getting involved on the day:

If you would like to get involved on the day, you can tweet us or share a post on Facebook. Tag us @reme_museum and use these hashtags #TakeoverDay #LiftingTheDecks #REMEMuseum. We will share/retweet your messages live on the day.

Please also get involved by liking, commenting and sharing on your own social media to show your support.