West Sussex Support Services

On this page, you will find local resources designed to support families caring for victims of sexual or violent crimes in West Sussex.

Victim Support help anyone affected by crime – the victim, friends and family or others involved. You can get help at anytime regardless of when the crime took place. Victim Support help you to:

  1. Feel safe and secure.
  2. Understand your rights and services you’re entitled to.
  3. Explore ways to cope.
  4. Connect you to support networks.

Safe In Sussex provide help and support for people affected by domestic abuse.

Paragon are a specialist team that support people who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Survivors’ Network is the Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex and support survivors of sexual abuse and assault of any age, gender or background. Examples of services that they provide are:

  • A helpline.
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisors to help through the legal process.
  • Training and campaigning in the wider community.

Change Grow Live offer support to anyone aged 16+ that has been affected by domestic abuse and violence.

Path Finder West Sussex provide mental health and wellbeing support and help to improve physical health.

Sussex Mental Healthline offers listening support, advice, information and signposting to anyone that needs help with their mental health.

Carers Support West Sussex  provide practical help and emotional support to anyone in a carers role.

The Local Offer includes information, support and services for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities.

Life Centre is made up of qualified therapists that provide support and trauma informed therapy for people who have had an unwanted sexual experience.