Support & advice

RISE offers emotional support and practical advice to survivors of domestic abuse and their families living in Brighton and Hove.

Domestic abuse impacts your life in many ways. For example:

  • You might be worried about your housing, finances or safety.
  • You may be worried about the effect of abuse on your children.
  • You may be going through Court or Family Court and need to understand your rights and the process.
  • You could be struggling to manage financially and need advice.

When you contact us we will listen and offer the support, advice or signposting you need.

This could include an invitation to a workshop or group, or referring you for therapy. You can find out more about these below.

Keeping yourself and your family safe, fed and warm is the highest priority. Click here to find out some of the practical ways we can help you here.

Some of the ways we can help you

If you need our support, call our helpline on 01273 622 822

If you are a woman aged 55+ or if you are living with an impairment or long term health condition and are experiencing domestic abuse, from Monday 9th May 2022 we will be offering a free drop-in service every week from 10.30am - 12.30pm at Hove Library. The room is upstairs and is accessible via a lift.

There is no need to book, this is just a space to discuss any past or present concerns and receive some professional advice. For more information please email Harriet Wheeler at [email protected]

From Monday 16th May 2022, we offer a fortnightly drop in for women facing multiple and intersecting inequalities, including but not limited to domestic abuse, homelessness, mental health, substance use and being involved in the criminal justice system. This is a free drop-in and is held at Africa House on London Road. Just ask for Rachel on arrival. Please email [email protected] for further information.

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