Help for veterans 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 welfare, 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.