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Survivors' Network is a registered charity that aims to reduce sexual violence and its impact on survivors' lives. We are a fully accredited member of Rape Crisis England and Wales and are the Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex.

We understand that a healing journey starts with a small step and are here to help you.

We know that it takes a lot of courage to seek help for the effects of sexual abuse. There is no right or wrong way to feel afterwards and there is no fixed time for recovery.

No-one ever asks to be raped or is responsible for the attack in any way.

We believe that with the right support you can heal from your experiences. 

This website has more information about Survivors' Network and our services. If you can’t find the information you need please contact us on 01273 203380 or email

For our Christmas Opening Times, click here. Find details of helplines/services open over the Christmas period in East Sussex here, and a more general guide here.


First UK Helpline for trans* and non-binary survivors of sexual violence and abuse

Survivors' Network and LGBT Switchboard are launching a new helpline which offers support to trans people including those who are non-binary and questioning who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lifetime.  The helpline will run every Sunday from 24th July, 1-5pm. Call us on 01273 204050.

We offer non-judgemental emotional support and signposting to other organisations who may also be able to offer support.

We are a confidential service and can be accessed anonymously by phone, web chat, text or email. The service is staffed by trans volunteers.

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Have your say (for young people aged 16-25)

Survivor’s Network wants to hear from you!

We are planning to make a film about how SN supports young people (16-25) and how it might improve. 

We need your help in deciding on the film content and production.  If you would like to share your experience of using SN and might also be interested to do some film planning and production then this is the opportunity for you.  You can be involved in whatever way you want:

·you can participate in a group

·talk 1:1 about your experiences of our service and your ideas

·work on the film

But if you just wanted to do one, rather than all of these

Merry Christmas from Survivors' Network

[Christmas Opening Times: The Dropin and Helpline services will be closed from Thursday 22nd December to Tuesday 3rd January inclusive. The office will be open until the 23rd December and will return on the 3rd January. 
The national Rape Crisis helpline will be open as usual throughout the holiday period, every day between 12pm-2.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm on 0808 802999.]


Find details of helplines/services open over the Christmas period in East Sussex here, and a more general guide here.


You're invited to our Open Space Conversation





Join us for an "open-space conversation" on the 30th November, 10.30-4.30,where everyone can come together as a community to think about how we can address sexual violence and support survivors in the future.


This is a forum for survivors, health professionals, teachers, journalists, police, supporters and anyone with a passion to be part of this change – to come together and help us address the issue.

Come and Work for Us

We are currently seeking to appoint to the following two roles:


Young People’s Counsellor, part time: 14 hours per week, salary: £28,860 pro rata. This role is funded by Children in Need.


An exciting opportunity to join our expanding organisation and play a key role in our expanding Therapeutic Services. Working in an empowering way to support young people’s recovery from sexual violence in a manner appropriate to the age of the survivor and level of trauma experience.