Armed forces services


Local mental health support for veterans

The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service offers free NHS mental health services to all ex-serving members of the UK Armed Forces and service personnel living in Sussex.

Combat Stress

A national charity to support veterans’ mental health, with a 24/7 helpline

  • Phone: 0800 138 1619 (for veterans and families)
  • Phone: 0800 323 4444 (for serving and families)
  • Website: Combat Stress

Sussex Armed Forces Network (SAFN)

If you, or a close member of your family, have served or are serving in the UK Armed Forces there may be additional help and support available.

Available across East Sussex

SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity

Practical, financial and emotional support for service personnel, veterans and their families. They offer a free and confidential support line 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri.

  • Phone: 0800 260 6767 (Forcesline)
  • Website: SSAFA

East Sussex Veterans' Hub

A local charity which aims to support the wellbeing of veterans of the armed forces living in East Sussex.

  • Phone: 0330 1077808 (free) 
  • Website: ESVH

Veterans' Growth

A charity in Westfield Rother dedicated to helping ex-service people with horticultural therapy and support.

Other veterans' services can be found on 1Space.

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