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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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Survivor Consultation - Have your say

If you are a survivor we know that you are the expert in your recovery and would like your help in shaping the future of support for Survivors of Sexual Violence

 

Hearing your views will help us understand what is important and works well about the current services, as well as identify any gaps or areas where things could be better.  

 

This is all anonymous so anything you share will be treated in the utmost confidence. You can either complete the survey online here, or download this sheet and post it back to us. Or just ask any staff member or volunteer and we will get one to you.

 

Charity Chuckle

We are delighted that, as part of the 16 Days to End Violence Against Women, Charity Chuckle will be holding a special evening of comedy to raise money for Survivors' Network and Rise on December 9th. For more information, and to buy your ticket, http://charitychuckle.wordpress.com/ 

Volunteers for our new LGBT and BME project

We're looking for volunteers to act as BME and LGBT Champions in Sussex. Funded by Awards for All, this one-year project aims to increase access to, and use of, emotional and practical support by BME and LGBT survivors, improving their ability to cope with the impact of sexual violence.  For more info about the project / to apply, please download the role descriptions below:

 

 

LGBT Volunteer Champion – role description

BMER Volunteer Chamption - role description

 

Supporting trans* survivors of sexual violence

Last yeat Survivors' Network conducted research into the experiences of trans* and non-binary survivors of sexual violence. Currently, the vast majority of sexual violence support services are for either men or women only. This can lead to the exclusion of individuals who identify with gender identities or expressions that transgress or transcend the gender binarism male-female.

 

The full report is currently awaiting publication (Journal of Critical and Radical Social Work).

 

In the meantime, you can read the Executive Summary of our report here.

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New website

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the new Survivors’ Network website. After many years of good service we felt our site needed a new lick of paint and a little extra love. With pro bono support from a wonderful team at American Express we have created our new site. We'd love to hear your thoughts on it so grab a cup of coffee, kick off your shoes and have a look around

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