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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



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?

*Body Image ...Does my bum look big in this? * Coping with Difficult feelings * Feeling safe * Peer pressures * Feeling confident * Talking about sex * Relationships with friends and family * Being alone* Feeling lonely * Anything else you want to talk 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. So this New Year we want to make a clear promise of what we will do in 2015 to make a difference in the world of survivors of sexual violence.


We're launching a

Join Our Management Committee

Survivors Network is a registered charity, based in Sussex, which aims to reduce sexual violence and its impact on survivors’ lives. We offer a range of services to survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence.


We are fully accredited members of Rape Crisis England and Wales and are the Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex.


We’re actively looking for new trustees to join our dynamic and creative board of trustees at this exciting time of growth and development.

Survivors' Knitwork - Casting On


Creating a shared scarf to highlight sexual violence and support survivors.


Inspired by the writings of Nina Burrowes, and the illustrations in her book ‘The Courage to Be Me’ comes an exciting new project: Survivors’ Knitwork.


The project aims to bring together survivors of sexual violence, their supporters and the wider community to create a beautiful, communal scarf. As well as highlighting that survivors can be both hidden and comforted the project will also be a physical embodiment of the power of sharing, connecting and acting together.


Groups around the country will be

A Sad Day for The Beautiful Game

Today is a sad day for The Beautiful Game but an opportunity for football to lead the way.


The announcement that convicted rapist Ched Evans will return to training with Sheffield United FC may not come as a surprise but it is no less depressing for that.  To those arguing that he has served his time and has a right to rehabilitation, please remember 1) he has only served the custodial portion of his sentence, not all of it and 2) the first stage of rehabilitation must surely involve an acknowledgement of guilt and remorse, neither of which he has shown.


Whether or not they invite it,