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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

 

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MAKING SERVICES ACCESSIBLE TO TRANS* SURVIVORS - 28th September

This workshop will cover essential dos and don’ts and equip you with the tools you need to assess how trans* friendly your services are and make practical changes to improve their accessibility.

 

To book a place or for further information about this training day or any other training or consultancy please contact the office on 01273 203380 ext 100, email admin@survivorsnetwork.org.uk or complete and return a booking form.

 

When: 28th September, 10am to 4pm

 

 

Where: Survivors' Network, 6a Pavilion Buildings

 

 

 

Learning objectives:

  • To increase awareness of trans* survivors'

EXPLORING FEELINGS USING THE CREATIVE ARTS - FOR YOUNG WOMEN AGED 16-25

 

*PAINTING* *DRAWING* *SANDPLAY *COLLAGE* *GAMES*

 

4 Wednesdays in August - 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

11.30AM – 1PM Workshop

Pizza Lunch 1PM – 1.30PM

Book in advance to come to one or all workshops

 

We’ll talk about how we feel and explore how to express feelings, whatever they are, in a creative way, so that they don’t feel so big inside. We’ll discover how playing with the arts  may help us feel better.

 

Please note: no creative ability required!

 

Workshops in Central Brighton at Survivors Network offices: 6A Pavilion Buildings, BN1 1EE

 

Located between Al Duomo Restaurant

HOPE - a new project for BME women

 

A new organisation raising awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse among women in BME communities.

Who we are

 

We are a multi-lingual group of Black and Minority Ethnic women called HOPE. We’re trained to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse among women in BME communities across Sussex. We offer facilitated sessions to community groups.

 

Drop-in service 

A weekly Drop-in service takes place every Monday of the week except bank holidays, from 12-2pm at the BMECP Centre, 10a Fleet Street, Brighton BN2 9YN.

 

The Drop-in is a safe, welcoming and informal space for women

Exploring invisible crimes and victimisations: a call for research participants

Project Aims:

What is the nature and extent of recorded sexual violence in the army?

How does this differ to that which is unreported?

 

This research will further develop the work by Jupp et al and the recent work of Davies et al. They propose that crime and harm remains hidden because there is: no knowledge (there is little individual or public knowledge that the crime has been committed); no statistics (official statistics fail to record or classify the crime); no theory (criminologists and others neglect to explain the crime, its existence and its causes); no research (such crimes are

Support all the brave people who speak out about abuse

I was asked to write a comment piece for The Argus following extensive coverage about a survivor who had waived her right to anonymity. I've reproduced it here:

 

The courage of Tina Roper, who featured in The Argus when she waived her right to anonymity to speak out about her experiences of sexual violence, is testament to the incredible strength and resilience shown by many survivors.

 

Having secured convictions against the men who had abused her, she wants to show to others who have experienced, or are still experiencing abuse what she went through, that you can speak out and that

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