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Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation have a variety of online resources to help you, including a range of free, downloadable leaflets.


Internet Watch Foundation
01223 20 30 30
Line opening hours (Closed now)
08:30-16:30

Internet Watch Foundation works to remove child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world and non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK. You can report to them here: https://report.iwf.org.uk/en


Eastbourne Survivors
01323 416 316
Line opening hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
Brightview
6 Saffrons Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 1DG
Walk in hours (Open now)
19:30-22:00
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

Self-help group for men and women who were abused as children, which meets twice a month.


Butterflies Child & Adolescent Counselling Service

Provide individual counselling, anger management groups, Equine assisted therapy, and Equine assisted learning.


West Sussex Under 25s Drug & Alcohol Service
Text: 07779339954 (someone will ring you back); Call: 0300 303 8677
Line opening hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

For those under 25 years old: The West Sussex Under 25s Drug & Alcohol Service offers flexible, confidential treatment and support for young people aged up to 24 years. Young people are offered appointments at a venue which suits them and drop-ins are held around the county, including FindItOut Centres. 


RU-OK?
01273 293966
Line opening hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Thursday
09:00 to 16:30, Friday

This service offers free confidential help and advice to young people and their families. ru-ok? works alongside under 18s whose lives are affected by substance misuse in Brighton & Hove. They believe in equal opportunities for all and will strive to help young people to lead safe and happy lives, whilst respecting their views, beliefs and individual needs.  They offer free, confidential, expert advice and support.



 


Lifecentre
To make a counselling referral: 01243 786349
Freephone Helpline: 0808 802 0808
Text Helpline: 07717 989 022
Line opening hours (Closed now)
19:30 to 22:00, Sunday
19:30 to 22:00, Monday
19:30 to 22:00, Tuesday
19:30 to 22:00, Thursday

Lifecentre provides specialist sexual abuse counselling for ALL ages and genders, based in Crawley, Worthing and Chichester. Contact us to make a referral or visit our website for more information. Play therapy is available for the youngest children. Telephone and text helplines available for all survivors and their supporters.


Possability People
01273 89 40 40
Line opening hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday
Montague House Montague Place
Brighton
BN2 1JE
Walk in hours (Closed now)
10:00 to 15:00, Monday
10:00 to 15:00, Friday

Possability People is a charity providing services in Brighton, Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex. They believe in making more things possible for you in your life, no matter what your situation is.



The advice team is a highly experienced group of experts with a wealth of knowledge about the allowances and benefits you might be entitled to.The benefits system can feel difficult and stressful, Possability People can help explain what benefits might be available to you, talk you through the claims process and help you fill in the necessary paperwork.



They can offer information about money, housing, how to deal with debt, holidays or local groups and services in the community.


HAVOCA Help for Adult Victims Of Childhood Abuse

HAVOCA was established in 2001 to provide support and direction to any adult who has experienced child abuse. This experience may be first hand, or as a loved one of a survivor, or as a support worker for the victims of child abuse. The HAVOCA resource provides a wealth of information online and at the same time allows people to connect through the HAVOCA Survivor Forums. In doing so HAVOCA provides direction and friendship to survivors worldwide.



Together, as a survivors’ community, HAVOCA provides the medium to break the silence and help individuals recover from their trauma.


CGL (Change Grow Live) - East Sussex Domestic Abuse Service

We work with people who want to change their lives for the better and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.



We believe that everyone has the right to lead the best life they can. Our accessible services empower people to improve their health and wellbeing and take control of the direction of their lives.



Our areas of expertise include:




  • Substance misuse

  • Children and young people’s services

  • Family services

  • Accommodation & homelessness

  • Clinical services

  • Criminal justice 


Cranstoun- East Sussex Families And Carers Team (FACT)
8 Saffrons Road
Eastbourne
BN21 1DG
Walk in hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

East Sussex FACT (Families & Carers Team) supports families, carers and friends who are being affected by someone else’s substance misuse and mental health issues (dual diagnosis).



The service is for people who live in East Sussex. It is based in Eastbourne and holds groups in Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings. East Sussex FACT providers support through the following:




  • Information and advice

  • Signposting and referral to other services

  • Courses and workshops

  • One to one listening visits

  • Support groups

  • Outreach support through home visits

  • Social events and activities

  • Volunteering opportunities


Home-Start East Sussex
01273 612025; Freedom Coordinator 07505 426 118

Home-Start East Sussex supports vulnerable families in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. They do this by working directly in family homes, running support groups for parents with young children, and delivering in-depth group support and training with individuals in need.



They have been providing support to local families who have experienced domestic abuse since 1996 and started delivering domestic abuse courses in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove in 2016.



If you have experienced domestic abuse or are looking for support for someone that has, Home-Start East Sussex have a free 11-week course which offers a strengths-based approach to the nationally acclaimed Freedom Programme. They provide support, information and a safe space to women who have experience of living with domestic abuse. The course examines the actions, behaviour and beliefs of an abuser and the beliefs and responses of the victim/survivor. It also helps women to identify the early warning signs and the elements of a healthy relationship to help them to keep themselves and their children safe from further abuse in the future.


InterAct

InterAct helps people with learning disabilities or autistic spectrum conditions who have been victims or witnesses to crimes. Our specialist advocates can support you through the criminal justice system, ensuring that you understand the proceedings and are able make your voice heard. We also support people to prevent them from becoming a victim of crime in the first place. The criminal justice system can be extremely difficult and intimidating to navigate, so by providing people with a trained advocate we are able to ensure they are listened to and heard.


Friends Families and Travellers
01273 234 777
Line opening hours (Closed now)
10:00 to 16:30, Monday to Friday

We are the only national charity that works on behalf of all Gypsies and Travellers regardless of ethnicity, culture or background. We provide advice and consultancy, promote health and wellbeing, work on research and policy, deliver training and much more.


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I am a young person. If I want to talk to someone, but don't want to give my name or address, where can I go?

The services for young victims listed on this website are all anonymous services, and will only take your details if you are willing to share them. 

If you do choose to share your personal details, these services will talk to you about getting support for whatever happens next.

Where can a young person go for help if they have been a victim?

If you feel that you are in danger call 999. 

If the problem is less urgent you could talk to a trusted adult or friend.  This might be a parent or other family member, someone at school or a friend who can help support you.

You could also talk to a PCSO, a police officer based at your school, you could visit your local police station or call the police non-emergency number on 101.

You can also visit the websites or call any of the services found on this website.