All local support

0300 323 9985
Line opening hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

RISE is a charity. RISE stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education. We help and support people in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex affected by violence and abuse. Services include:

  • Refuge accommodation

  • Domestic abuse helpline

  • LGBT* Specialist service

  • Support with criminal or civil proceedings

  • Counselling

  • Support Groups

  • Drop In

  • Individual support and advice

  • Children and Young People's Support

  • Training and education

RISE staff are based at Sussex County Hospital A&E, Brighton Police station and other community venues. You are not alone. You are not to blame. Help and support are available.

Road Peace
0845 4500 355
020 7733 1603
Line opening hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

RoadPeace is a well-established national charity for road crash victims that helps families and friends bereaved/injured by road deaths. We offer emotional support through our helpline, befriending service, trauma support programme and local group network. We have an extensive range of post-crash legal guides that can help families navigate the criminal justice system and provide advice on civil compensation. We also campaign to improve the response by the criminal justice system to road crash deaths and reduce road danger to vulnerable road users.

Rape Crisis Surrey and Sussex
Contact number: 01293 538 477
Helpline: 0808 802 9999
Line opening hours (Closed now)
10:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday

Rape Crisis Surrey and Sussex [RCSAS] is a specialist woman-only Rape Crisis centre based in the Crawley area. They provide expert and confidential support for all female survivors of sexual violence aged 13+ in East Surrey and Sussex who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any point in their lives. Their core services are face-to-face counselling that lasts up to a year provided by fully qualified female professional counsellors; an advocacy or ISVA service that supports survivors before and through the criminal justice process; an outreach service; and support for women affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). RCSAS also runs a monthly support and wellbeing group for BME and migrant women.

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.



Release Counselling and Therapy for Women is a community counselling project, set up in January 2013, to provide affordable counselling for women in Brighton & Hove, experiencing any mental health distress.

At Release we are passionate about supporting women in taking steps to overcome whatever life has thrown at you. Whether you are looking for individual counselling, or group support- please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.


0207 395 7700
Line opening hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 17:30, Monday to Friday
National 24hr Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Refuge, the national domestic violence charity, provides safe refuge accomodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence across East Sussex.