Local health services for the Armed Forces community

There are some local services in Sussex set up to support members of the Armed Forces community.

Chavasse Clinic

This is a local service which is led by Lt Col B Caesar RAMC who is a Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (currently serving as Regular within the British Armed Forces).  There is a referral form for this service and referrals are accepted from out of area as the Clinic is also linked into the National Veterans’ Trauma Network.

There are specialised mental health services for the Armed Forces community funded by NHS England and these are:

Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TILS)

The TILS service is dedicated local community-based service for ex-service personnel and those transitioning out of the British Armed Forces with a discharge date.  The service provides a range of treatments, from recognising the early signs of mental health problems and providing access to early support, to therapeutic treatment for complex mental health difficulties and psychological trauma.  Where appropriate, help is also provided for other needs that may affect mental health and wellbeing – for example, with housing, finances, employment, social support and reducing alcohol consumption.

Complex Treatment Service (CTS)

This is an enhanced local community-based service for ex-service personnel who have military-attributable complex mental health problems that have not improved with earlier care and treatment.  The service provides intensive care and treatment including, but not limited to, support for substance misuse, physical health, employment, accommodation, relationships and finances, as well as occupational and trauma-focused therapies.  The contact details for the service in London and the South East are: