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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

Our building is women-only on Monday evenings and all day on Thursdays



Your Views Matter

Survivors’ Network is here for the people who use us.


We know that you are the experts in your own journey so it is important for us to hear from you what you think of the service, what works and what doesn’t work and any ideas you have for how we could improve, or other things we could do.


If you would be interested in being part of this, come along to a confidential drop-in session



Date: March 3rd from 10am to 12pm

Can Do Fitness Sessions for Survivors

The aim of this series of workshops will be to help reconnect survivors with their bodies for mental and physical wellbeing, and empower them to support each other for ongoing positive change.

Consent in the City

Conent in the City is a new campaign, launched and being driven forward by Ruth Mason. It has been inspired by the surge in interest in erotic literature such as the 50 shades trilogy. The campaign will ask if the novels influence how people regard consent. With the help of City Reads, a reading list of 7 novels with a range of sexual encounters has been compiled. Residents are asked to consider these different representations of sex and post reviews and comments on the Consent in the City blog.


Love and Sex Relationship Workshops for Young Self-Identifying Women

We will be running a series of workshop sessions for young women during January, February and March. The workshops will cover a range of issues inlcuding body image, peer pressures and relationships with family and friends.





What is it about?

#SupportSurvivors in 2015

2014 has seen so many high profile rape and sexual abuse cases, bringing the experiences of survivors to people's newspapers and TV screens, but so often the message that has come with this reporting is one of disbelief and judgement. We are committed to supporting survivors to know that they are believed, to know that there is no wrong or right way to react to violence enacted against them, and to begin their journey to recovery.