Help for victims of domestic abuse

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, or are concerned that someone else might be, you can get in touch with us for advice or contact one of the following support providers.

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is a free, confidential helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, and it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

If you need support or more information, the following websites can help:

Specialist advice for men

Respect is a pioneering UK domestic abuse organisation leading the development of safe, effective work with perpetrators, male victims and young people using violence in their close relationships.

The Respect Phoneline is available for people concerned about their own behaviour in a relationship: 0808 802 4040

The Respect Men’s Advice Line is available for men experiencing domestic abuse: 0808 801 0327

Local services

Worth Domestic Abuse Services supports people who are at high risk of harm through domestic abuse. They have teams of specially trained advisors across West Sussex who work to identify, assess and assist people at risk.

Worth Services is available Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM on 0330 222 8181, and at weekends 9AM to 5PM on 07834 968 539 (including Bank Holidays).

Safe in Sussex is a registered charity providing help and support for people affected by domestic abuse in West Sussex.

The Safe in Sussex helpline is available Monday to Friday 10AM to 3PM on 01903 896 202, or they have a chat option on their website.

My Sisters’ House Women’s Centre works across the coastal area of West Sussex providing a range of support services to women from all backgrounds facing all kinds of issues.

RISE is an independent, Brighton-based registered charity that helps people affected by domestic abuse, offering practical help ranging from direct advice to refuge accommodation for those whose lives are at risk.

For other support providers, please visit the Safe Space Sussex website, an online directory of local victim and witness specialist support services.