All local support

CHAT Coping with Historic Abuse Trauma
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC): 0808 801 0331
Line opening hours (Closed now)

If you have suffered historic abuse, are thinking of reporting it and need support then log in to talk to someone who can help. If police interviews are a concern, flashbacks, panic attacks or you just need to talk to someone who has had the same experiences log in!

Citizens Advice Witness Service

Citizens Advice Witness Service can help if you have to give evidence in a criminal trial as victim or witness.  Our trained volunteers offer emotional support and practical help to witnesses before and on the day of trail. Our service is confidential, free and available for adults in every Crown and Magistrates' Court in Sussex and for children and young people in every Magistrates’ Court in Sussex.

We support witnesses, their families and friends. We can arrange for you to visit the court before the trial so you know what to expect and we'll be there on the day of the trial to keep you updated and help you during the day. 

We can provide a separate place for you to wait before and during the trial. If you would like someone to go into the court room with you we will do what we can to provide this. You can contact Witness Service online at

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 

Chichester Shared House

Chichester district. Safe, temporary accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic violence, as well as practical housing advice and emotional support. The shared house has an adapted unit for women and/or children with minor disabilities.

Care for the Carers
Highlight House,
St. Leonards Road,
BN21 3UH
Walk in hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Are you a carer?

Do you look after a relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without your help?

If you provide unpaid support to a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems, you are a carer.  You might feel that you’re doing what anyone else would in your situation; looking after your mum, son, or best friend and just getting on with it.

Care for the Carers is here to support you in your caring role.

Care for the Carers is an independent charity and we have been supporting unpaid carers in East Sussex since 1989.

Our team of staff and volunteers can provide free practical & emotional advice – face to face, by telephone, or online. We can put you in touch with other carers, and offer a range of groups, training and events across the county.