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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



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

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

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.

Taster Gardening Sessions with Plot 22



Plot 22 and Survivors' Network will be running two taster gardening sessions for Survivors' Network users in September.

The sessions will led by Yvonne and Alison who are experienced gardeners at Plot 22, along with the support of a Survivors' Network staff member.

The sessions will provide a safe, facilitated female only space for self-identifying women over the age of 16.

If you would like to attend one or both of these sessions please contact Emma at Survivors' Network: / 01273 203380 or text on 078 09343060

No previous gardening or cooking