First Steps

Do you think you might be in an abusive relationship? Have you been in an abusive relationship in the past and you're still dealing with the effects? If so, we can help you.

Get in touch by calling 01273 622 828, visiting one of our weekly drop-ins, or online via the Portal. Scroll down to find out more about each of these services.

Am I being abused?

Abuse doesn't necessarily involve physical acts of violence, and to that effect many people don't consider themselves to be in an abusive relationship. We've put together a series of questions to ask if you're concerned, to help you decide whether you need to get in touch with us.

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Helpline & drop-ins

RISE operates the only local domestic abuse helpline in Brighton & Hove. You can also come to our weekly domestic abuse drop-in surgeries and speak to someone face-to-face.
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If you think you need support from us you can also get in touch online, via the Portal. The Portal is a one-stop shop for survivors of domestic or sexual abuse in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

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Do you think you need support?

If you’re frightened and confused about your relationship with your partner, ex-partner or a member of your family we’ve compiled a set of questions to help you figure out if it is abuse.

Questions to ask First Steps
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