All drop-ins have been suspended until further notice due to Covid-19.


Here is the latest newsletter for the military community and blue light services in East Sussex:

Includes information on recognising and dealing with the 'Coronavirus blues' and trends in recreational drug use.

Vol 1 No 8

Includes excellent information about anger management and PTSD resolution.

Vol 1 No 7

Includes managing communications during Covid-19 and how police are enforcing lockdown.

Vol 1 No 6

Includes benefots emerging from Covid-19, and an isolation plan (from a 9 year old).

Vol 1 No 5

Includes advice for staying at home and art in isolation.

Vol 1 No 4

Includes idiscussion about nformation overload in isolation and addressing change at HM Prisons.

Vol 1 No 3

Includes programe for Spring 2020.

Vol 1 No 2

Includes ways to keep active.

Vol 1 No 1

Working in partnership

Any veteran of HM Forces needing help is welcome at ESRA.

ESRA has a close working partnership with East Sussex veterans hub (ESVH). They can help address issues with alcohol and drug misuse, and can link veterans with a myriad of support services including statutory bodies and military charities. Specialist welface, wellbeing and coping services are provided especially for veterans with PTSD an mental health issues.

Dealing with combat stress

At ESRA we also work alongside SAAFA, an organisation that supports ex-military personnel, often with very complex needs regarding alcohol, drug addiction and Mental Health issues attributed to PTSD.

Combat-related exposure to PTSD, along with other mental health issues and co-morbidity, are addressed by a dedicated group located at ESRA in Hastings.

Adapting to civvy street

This group provides pre and post therapy, non-clinical, well-being and coping support, along with help and advice to overcome social and economic problems commonly experienced by veterans. This includes homelessness, relationship deterioration, allowances and access to training. Those who have not successfully adapted to living ‘civvy street’ after their military service, benefit from a close working relationship between this group and ESRA.

Here are Community resources for veterans