Health and Wellbeing

Continuing support

 Specialists in the local community for continuing support, advice and counselling

Advocacy, advice and sign-posting for Brighton and Hove specialist services for recent or

historical sexual violence can be sourced here

 Details of individual services

The Saturn Centre (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)

Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 7DH

  • Available 24 hrs. Monday –Friday 9am-5pm phone 01293 600469 for an appointment
  • Out of hours phone 0800 0337797 for advice from the on-call team
  • for crisis and medical support following recent sexual violence
  • collection of forensic evidence so that reporting to the police can be delayed

The Solar Clinic at SHAC (East),

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton

01273 523388 (opt 2)

  • booked appointments on Tuesday mornings from 09.30
  • a confidential, non-judgemental service dedicated to men and women who have experienced sexual assault both recently and historically
  • offering support, advice, STI testing and medical treatment as necessary
  • Solar works closely alongside The Saturn Centre in Crawley who offer forensic medical examinations; although Solar cannot offer this service they can support you to attend The Saturn Centre for these investigations if applicable.  They have links with Brighton based Survivors Network and Mankind, organisations offering on-going support and advocacy post sexual assault.
  • Individuals are welcome to attend SHAC services for support at other times of the week if Tuesday mornings are not convenient.
  • Those who disclose sexual assault are fast tracked through the clinic and are treated with respect and dignity. To book an appointment for The Solar Clinic or for more information please call The Health Advisers on 01273 523388 (opt 2) Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 4:30pm.


Survivors’ Network

6a Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE

Survivors Network and LGBT Switchboard 01273 204050

Sunday 1-5pm First UK helpline for trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence and abuse.


1 Brunswick Road, Hove, BN3 1DG  01273 911680 

  • Support for self-identifying men (18+) survivors of sexual abuse and their partners, families and friends through 1:1 counselling, therapeutic groups and couples

Help & support by phone

The Samaritans are available 24hrs a day to support you through any trauma including sexual assault. 08457 909090

Rape Crisis:  0808 802 9999 12pm-2.30pm, 7pm -9.30pm week days.

Survivors’ network:  01273 720110 7pm to 9pm on Wednesdays, 7pm to 9pm on Fridays. Phone or text

Victim Support: 0845 30 30 900 9am – 9pm weekdays, 9am – 7pm weekends