Support services

If you’re experiencing domestic abuse or concerned about someone you know, please remember that there are a range of support networks and services available to you.


You are not alone.


Contact details for support organisations can be found below. Click on the pink links to find out more. 


Please be aware that these links will redirect you off of our website.



National Domestic Abuse Helpline (Refuge) >

Providing 24 hour help for anyone experiencing domestic abuse.

T: 0808 2000 247


The Police

If you’re in immediate danger, call 999 and ask to speak to the police. If you’re unable to talk, listen to the questions from the operator and, if possible, respond by coughing or tapping the headset.


Clare’s Law - Domestic Abuse Offender Disclosure Scheme

This scheme provides information that could protect someone from becoming a victim of domestic abuse. It allows any member of the public to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them. It also allows a member of the public to enquire about the partner of a close friend or family member. 


WORTH - Specialist Domestic Abuse Service >

Providing support for those at risk of harm due to domestic abuse.

T: 07834 968539 or 033 022 28181


Domestic Abuse Community Action Network >

Peer support for women who have experienced domestic abuse.


The Saturn Centre >

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) - providing free support and practical help to anyone in Sussex who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.

T: Weekdays (9am-5pm) - 012793 600469 

T: Outside weekday hours and on weekends - 0800 033 7797


My Sisters' House >

Based in Bognor and providing a variety of services for women on the South Coast, including domestic abuse support.


Rise >

Providing help and support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse in the Sussex area, as well as crisis accommodation for women and children fleeing abuse.

T: 01273 622 822


Veritas >

Providing support and advocacy for victims of stalking in the Sussex area.

T: 01273 234773


Survivors Network >

Providing advice and support to victims of rape and sexual assault in the Sussex area.

T: 01273 203380


Victim Support >

Providing support to anyone who has been a victim of crime.

T: 0808 16 89 111


Women’s Aid >

Providing online and telephone support and advice for women experiencing domestic abuse.

Click here for the domestic abuse directory and local support near you.



Providing online and telephone support and advice for men experiencing domestic abuse.

T: 0808 8010327

E: [email protected] 


Karma Nirvana >

Providing support and advice for those at risk of honour based violence and forced marriage.

UK Helpline: weekdays (9am-5pm) - 0800 5999 247 


Galop >

Providing support and advice on domestic abuse for the LGBT community.

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428