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Gold!

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

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

Shattered Minds: Our Traumatic Wars

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Mosaic Films are lead partner on a public engagement project about service-related mental health called Shattered Minds. At the heart of the project are a number of short animated documentaries narrated by Veterans – aimed at addressing the stereotypes, prejudice and misinformation surrounding War Trauma. Focussing on, the Falklands and Iraq and Afghanistan. The key target audiences for the filmsContinue 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

Best Practice Acknowledgement for the SAFN

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The Sussex Armed Forces Network has been recognised in the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Annual report for 2015 (see page 20 of the report) for its work to raise awareness of the armed forces community and provide sustainable support by integrating this knowledge within existing services. The Network will be continuing to raiseContinue Reading