All local support

Horsham and Mid Sussex Voluntary Action
01444 258102
Line opening hours (Closed now)
10:00 to 15:00, Monday to Thursday

MSVA is an independent charity established to work across Mid Sussex supporting local voluntary organisations and community groups. They offer advice, information and support; and facilitate the sharing of news, knowledge and ideas across the district.

MSVA champion the role of local voluntary and community groups and ensure that their voice is heard.

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.

Hastings and Rother Gay Helpline
07941 014 013
Line opening hours (Closed now)
19:00 to 21:00, Wednesday

Based in Hastings and Rother. Provide information and a listening service to the LGBT community through the helpline. Support, and assistance with the reporting process, are provided for individuals who report homophobic hate incidents and this service allows individuals to remain anonymous in their reports.

Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance

Based in Hastings and Rother. LGBT support organisation, which seeks to raise awareness of the support needs of the LGBT community. Takes reports of hate incidents relating to sexuality or gender identity.

Hastings and Rother Mediation Service

We provide 4 different types of mediation: Community, Time2Talk (intergenerational), Family (divorce & separation) and Workplace. Mediation is confidential (unless there is a risk of harm to anybody), impartial and independent. All mediators are all either qualified with the College of Mediators and or Family Mediation Council, or working towards qualification.

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.