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Survivors' Network is led by a Management Committee of female trustees. The Management Committee meets monthly and is responsible for the strategic development of the organisation, ensuring that Survivors' Network is operating legally and in line with Charity Commission Requirements and ensuring the smooth financial operation of the organisation.


This essential job is carried out by highly skilled volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. If you are interested in becoming a trustee, we'd love to hear from you. We aim to have a board that represents our diverse community and particularly welcome applications from those within the BME and LGBT communities. Please contact our trustees at


Our current trustees are:

Sarah Tighe-Ford
Sharon Marks
Indi Hicks
Cara Bushell 
Trisha Brandon 
Rachael Forsyth
Barbara Green 




We have a staff team of 14 working within our counselling, helpline, drop-in, groupwork and advocacy services. Our Director, Fabia Bates, can be contacted on





We have nearly 50 volunteers working in all areas of the organisation. Their enthusiasm, commitment and passion make a huge difference to our clients and they are the lifeblood of the organisation. They represent a wide range of people across Brighton and Hove, and beyond and help us spread the word to those who need our support and those who can help us provide it. If you are interested in hearing more about volunteering with Survivors' Network there are more details here