What is the armed forces covenant? A covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local armed forces community. Find out more here. Armed forces support and services Veterans from across the South East facing a mental health crisis can quickly access dedicated help and support thanks to the introduction of a new service. Armed forces community website The armed forces community are ex-servicemen and volunteers who run a not-for-profit resource for people who need assistance after the army with housing, jobs, finances and more.