We are grateful to be working with the support of the following organisations
Sussex Armed Forces Network – www.sussexarmedforcesnetwork.nhs.uk
Brings together service personnel, public and healthcare professionals. The members work together to improve the lives of the armed forces community. The network also includes champions from a wide range of organisations across Sussex who are advocates for the armed forces community (Ex-Service Personnel, Reservists, Regulars and their families/carers) and have the skills and knowledge to support through direct service provision, linking with other organisations or signposting to where additional support could be received. Its aim is to facilitate clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and the community in the delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant Commitment.
Eastbourne College – www.eastbourne-college.co.uk
Founded in 1867 by the 7th Duke of Devonshire as a boys’ school, it became fully co-educational in 1996. Each year it produces a piece of original, collaborative theatre, often as a direct response to the devised element of pupils’ A level exams. In 2015 the College co-produced two new plays at the Brighton Festival. Both plays began life as A-level devised examination performances but were subsequently developed into full scale professional performances.
Trailers for College produced productions can be seen at (on the College’s dedicated You Tube Channel): www.youtube.com/perfatect. (Funds were raised for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and the Children of Peace charity). The College works with a number of professional creative practitioners and national arts organisations. We also work with individual artists and organisations to provide project, workshop and lecture/recital opportunities for our students.
Veterans and Families Institute (Anglia Ruskin University) – www.anglia.ac.uk
The Veterans and Families Institute (VFI) was established with the intention of carrying out valuable research, policy development, consultation and teaching relating to veterans and military families. Since its launch in 2014 the VFI has worked with military charities, Government agencies and departments, the statutory sector and other universities on a range of research and consultation programmes.
Help For Heroes – www.helpforheroes.org.uk
Help for Heroes supports those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces. No matter when someone served, we give them the support they need to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives. Our specialist teams focus on the five key areas of an individual’s life: medical, mind, body, spirit and family. We provide support to the whole family to help them all cope with the challenges they face. Long-term recovery is more than repairing damaged bodies and minds; it’s about rebuilding lives.
Combat Stress – www.combatstress.org.uk
Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans of the UK Armed Forces, providing free specialist clinical treatment and support to ex-servicemen and women across the UK with mental health conditions. We treat conditions including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. We provide a range of free services including short stay clinical treatment, a specialist PTSD Intensive Treatment Programme, occupational therapy, community support and a free 24-hour Helpline. For more information visit our website combatstress.org.uk. Our free 24-hour Helpline is available on 0800 138 1619.
Royal British Legion – www.britishlegion.org.uk
The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.
Walking With The Wounded – www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk
Walking With The Wounded supports the employment aspirations and vocational outcomes of our wounded, injured & sick (WIS) servicemen and women, those who have been physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged by their service. We offer assistance through our programmes to vulnerable veterans and assist them in gaining independence through new long term careers outside of the military.
SSAFA – www.ssafa.og.uk
SSAFA is the Armed Forces charity and the oldest tri-service military charity. For over 130 years, they have provided lifelong support to those who are serving or have ever served in our Armed Forces and their families. The support covers both regulars and reserves in the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They are all entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, one day’s services with lifetime of support. Every year SSAFA support around 60,000 people – that’s about 165 every day.