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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



Recruiting Female Counsellors/Therapists

Survivors’ Network Therapeutic Service is recruiting female* counsellors/therapists to join our busy therapeutic team.


Succesful applicants will be offered up to 5 clients per week on a freelance, sessional basis, at £25 per session. Fortnightly group supervision is provided. Therapists will be required to attend bi-monthly meetings.

Applicants will be professionally qualified, accredited or registered by an appropriate body, have a minimum of 350 hours post qualifying experience and will have extensive experience of working safely and effectively with trauma.

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Renowned Songwriter Grace Petrie to perform at benefit for Survivors’ Network

Survivors’ Network is hosting an exciting event on Sunday 15th May, 2-6pm, to raise awareness and fundraise for their service. The Grace Petrie Cafe Gig in newly opened cafe MADE Brighton, will be a rare opportunity to see Grace Petrie, renowned songwriter and activist, perform in an intimate and informal setting, while raising funds for a worthy cause. The event is free, though donations are of course encouraged.

Grace’s music ranges from politics to romance and back again, with the occasional sing-a-long thrown in too.

Mews Art Studio raising funds for us


During the month of May, as part of their Open Studio Event, Mews Art Studio will be holding a daily raffle to raise money for us. Visitors will be able to buy a ticket for £1  and be in with a chance of winning original artworks, jewellery, ceramics, homewares and handbags made by their artists.


Each of the exhibiting artists at Mews Art Studio have donated a piece of their work to this raffle and there are some truly lovely prizes. They will be announcing what the prizes are the day before each raffle. The raffle winning will be picked at random at the end of each day.



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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