There are nearly 150 trained Champions within Sussex and the training provided for the individuals helps them to:
It also provides them with a resource pack for each individual to use when they return to their organisation. The resource pack is updated as when and when required in line with changes to services and facilities.
There is also a network of champions who can support each other and share best practice.
This training is also an opportunity to understand why they should support the work, what resources are available and the need to network. Presentations are given by partner organisations in the Sussex Armed Forces Network.
There is also eLearning which is provided via our website. Currently this covers mental health awareness, however, there are plans to
increase the number of modules and subjects covered.
Further information about the courses can be obtained by contacting us.
The greatest benefit is the networking, with the aim to meet at least 3 other people who you have not met before. Integrated, multi-disciplinary/organisational/sector working together has show the best benefits for this community. The whole is greater than its parts. The NHS has priority requirements but this is about individualised services working together to meet the needs of that individual.
Whether it is:
There are many examples of combinations with individual examples of where working together has made a difference. These can be for families, veterans, reservists, and those serving or transitioning out of the services.