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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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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. Helping to tackle issues such as stress, anxiety, panic attacks, and managing one’s feelings and emotions through exercise rather than accepted talking therapies and with the addition of peer support is a new approach, eg channelling aggression or anger through boxing style circuits, in a safe environment while getting fitter and stronger both physically and mentally.

 

When and where will it take

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.

 

It is apparent with the media coverage around cases such as Ched Evans, Rolf Harris and other

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.

 

 

LOVE AND SEX RELATIONSHIPS WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG WOMEN AND GIRLS (16-25)

 

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?...*


How?

#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

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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.

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