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01273 622822
22 Stanford Avenue
East Sussex

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. Twitter: @riseuk

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)
12:00 to 14:30, Monday to Sunday
15:00 to 17:30, Monday to Friday
19:00 to 21:30, Monday to Sunday

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; and an outreach service. For free and confidential support call the office on 01293 538 477 from Monday to Friday between 10:00am and 6:00pm; or contact the national helpline, open 365 days a year from 12-2:30pm and 7-9:30pm on 0808 802 9999.


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.