All local support

The Saturn Centre, Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
01293 600469
Line opening hours (Closed now)
9:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
Out of hours please call: 0800 033 7797

The Saturn Centre SARC provides a 24/7 response service to victims of rape and sexual assault who are aged 14 and over. There is no need to feel alone, our service is run by a team of dedicated and specially trained Nurses, Doctors and Support Workers and we are here to help. If you report directly to Sussex Police they can arrange for you to attend our specialist centre in Crawley for immediate support, healthcare and possibly to secure forensic evidence. We also offer a free, confidential service so you can use our services securely without any Police involvement whatsoever. Reporting without Police involvement ensures that evidence can be obtained and safely stored whilst you receive support and advice and decide on what you would like to do next. There is also a 24/7 Freephone Advice Number where you will be able to speak to a specialist Nurse for further advice if you are unsure what to do.

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

Help and support for all survivors of domestic or sexual abuse or violence in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.  The Portal is a partnership of three leading Sussex Abuse Charities; RISE, Survivors Network and CRI.  Visit the website for more information, to download a poster or to order printed materials.  

Time to Talk (West Sussex)

Time to Talk is a friendly and approachable service offering talking therapies to people who are struggling with; Stress, Worry and General Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Health Anxiety, Post Natal Depression, Low Self Esteem or Low Confidence, Relationship difficulties or Bereavement and Reactions to Loss.

The Survivor's Assistance Network (SAN)

The Survivors Assistance Network is funded by the Ministry of Justice to provide free practical and emotional support to people affected by a terrorist incident. This includes the bereaved and injured but it also extends to witnesses or those affected in other ways by an incident. SAN is a project of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, founded by the parents of 12 year old Tim Parry who was killed by an IRA bomb in Warrington in 1993.

More information about the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation can be found at

Time to Talk Befriending
01273 737710 (Hove); 01903 898696 (Worthing)
Units 7 and 8 (buzzer 6),
First Floor,
West Werks, 41-43 Portland Road,

At Time to Talk Befriending we believe our elders should be honoured and respected – not forgotten. Yet there are literally thousands of older people living in our local neighbourhoods who feel invisible and alone. It is therefore time for change!

Maintaining friendships and remaining active are two key factors to improving wellbeing in later life. We therefore cannot advocate befriending enough! Not only do strong friendships develop bridging the gap between generations, but some older people said they felt worthless and didn’t want to live anymore until they were matched with a volunteer for much needed companionship and ‘time to talk’.

The Silverline

The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We also offer telephone and letter friendship schemes where we match volunteers with older people based on their interests; facilitated group calls; and help to connect people with local services in their area. Our specially-trained helpline team:

  • Offer information, friendship and advice.

  • Link callers to local groups and services.

  • Offer regular friendship calls.

  • Protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect

The Daisy Chain Project
First Floor 7 Chapel Road
BN11 1EG
Walk in hours (Closed now)
By appointment

The Daisy Chain Project: Domestic Abuse Legal Advice Charity

A charity start up aiming to help fight domestic violence by providing pro bono legal advice, educating people about what constitutes domestic abuse and donating products to womens’ refuges.

The Daisy Chain Project legal team consists of qualified and regulated barristers and solicitors who offer free legal support to men and women experiencing, or fleeing, domestic abuse.

All barristers and solicitors are regulated by the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority respectively.