50 employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces NHS Hastings and Rother and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) were named amongst Britain’s top supporters of the Armed Forces yesterday, alongside a record number of businesses, charities and public sector bodies winning awards. The MOD announced the ‘Gold Awards’ for 50Continue Reading

Together We CAN Make A Difference 2018

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This was a multi-disciplinary conference to demonstrate the work taking place across Surrey, Sussex and Kent & Medway for the Armed Forces Community. The event showcased what has been happening across the patch to break down the barriers between organisations and highlight the achievements to meet the Armed Forces Covenant. The Lord Lieutenant for EastContinue Reading

Champions Awards 2016

At the “Together we CAN make a difference!” event on 24 January 2017, an award ceremony took place showcasing some of the excellent work undertaken by the Sussex Armed Forces Network Champions. Whilst we would like to have given all of our Champions an award, the following Champions have stood out for various reasons andContinue Reading

Shell Shock – The Play

The project ‘Shell Shock the play’ tells one soldier’s story of coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tommy Atkins’ observations on life on civvy street are poignant, frequently comic and always moving. His over-emotional responses to post office queues, a trip to Ikea, his relationships and family lead toContinue Reading

Mental Health First Aid Training

Do you work with or interact with anyone in the Armed Forces Community, whether it be serving or ex-serving personnel, veterans or their families? The Sussex Armed Forces Network is happy to announce that they are now able to deliver Armed Forces Mental Health First Aid training in support of the Armed forces Community.   EveryoneContinue Reading

Bravo 22 Company

The Royal British Legion’s award winning Bravo 22 Company is running its first Recovery and Wellbeing through Art Project. Set up in 2014, the Bravo 22 Company was formed to help improve self-awareness, confidence, self-esteem and motivation in order to move wounded, injured and sick personnel along their individual paths to recovery. In partnership withContinue Reading

Champions Training

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The Sussex Armed Forces Network is running a further session of Champions Training on 16 and 17 March 2016 at the Army Reserves Centre on Dyke Road, Brighton. A copy of the flyer for the training is available and you can book for your place by contacting us. The training is a 2 day course.Continue Reading

Sussex Armed Forces Network Mental Health Conference

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On 24th November 2015 the Sussex Armed Forces Network held a Mental Health conference at the Amex Stadium, Falmer. There was a combination of both presentations and workshops and feedback on the day as a whole was extremely positive. Copies of the presentations can be viewed by clicking on the relevant links below: Local MilitaryContinue Reading

War Memorial Campaign

Last year on 4 August 2014, the Prime Minister announced funding for communities to participate in the commemoration of the First World War by Saving their local War Memorials. Civic Voice is part of the partnership taking this forward and are part of a national program with Historic England, Imperial War Museum and War MemorialsContinue Reading