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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 admin@survivorsnetwork.org.uk.

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

 

News

New supportive group for self-identified women survivors

 

This group will run for 8 weeks at Survivors' Network offices in central Brighton. It will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6pm - 8pm, starting in June.

 

We intend the group to be small, with a maximum of 8 people, so spaces are limited.

 

It will be a psycho-educational and creative group, with space for reflection and discussion. We hope to create an environment where women can share and feel supported. The weekly agenda for the gorup will be decided by the participants.

 

For further information or to make an appointment for an initial meeting please email:

Candidates for Sussex PCC - Ending Sexual and Domestic Violence and Abuse

In light of the forthcoming Police and Crime Commissioner elections next month I am writing to all candidates to offer a meeting and to ask for a number of commitments relating to the elimination of Sexual and Domestic Violence and Abuse. In particular I asked them to confirm their position on:

 

  • Making ending sexual and domestic violence and abuse a priority in their Police and Crime Plan

  • Protecting specialist services for women and girls

  • Providing ring fenced funding for specialist independent Rape Crisis services 

  • Consulting and working with the above agencies on services for

Recruiting Volunteers for Pilot Helpline for Trans* Survivors

Survivors Network and LGBT Switchboard are very happy to announce that we will be launching a pilot helpline for trans survivors of sexual violence.

 

Our recent research into the accessibility of sexual violence recovery services for trans survivors has highlighted a lack of appropriate and accessible services for trans survivors. We are dedicated to addressing that gap and will be launching the helpline in July 2016. We are currently recruiting trans volunteers to staff this service in Brighton.

 


If you would like to apply, please see the advert and download the application form: 

We're Recruiting

We're absolutely delighted to announce that we are recruiting two new roles, an Advocacy Support Worker and an Operations Support Worker. For more information on the roles, and how to apply click here 

Guest Blog

We're delighted to include a guest blog here from Clare Dimyon, on the subject of media reporting of rape cases

 

Rajeev Syal’s article (4Feb) reads: Police Chief to meet Lord Britten's Widow & Apologise over "False rape claim".  Later it is clear that there is no evidence of a “false rape claim” only that the Met has concluded that there is “no case to answer over a 45-year-old rape allegation four months before Brittan’s death ”, very different in legal terms

 

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe may/may not be visiting Lord Brittan’s widow later this month but he will NOT be apologising for a "false

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