Mankind is not a crisis service. We are unable to offer immediate assistance.  If you need to talk to someone now please contact:

The National Male Survivor Helpline – 0808 800 5005

Opening hours:

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 8pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm

The Samaritans Helpline – 116 123

Opening hours: every day – 24 hours

The Police

You can report rape and sexual abuse in the following ways:

  • By calling 101
  • Online
  • In person at your local police station

Remember always to call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.

Criminal Justice Service

The Saturn Centre, which is the Sussex Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), offers free support and practical help to anyone in Sussex who has experienced sexual abuse. If you would like to speak to someone the Saturn Centre is available 24/7 on 0800 033 7797.

Survivors’ Network, which hosts the Brighton & Hove and East Sussex Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service, provides signposting and practical advocacy support for men and women who have experienced sexual violence and are thinking about reporting to the police, or who have an open police investigation, or who have concerns about a case that has previously been reported to the police.

Local Specialist Services

If you’ve been affected by domestic or sexual abuse or violence contact The Portal to find out more about the help, advice and support available. The Portal is a partnership of leading Sussex Domestic and Sexual Abuse Charities which offer a range of services in Brighton & Hove.  To contact The Portal, call Freephone 0300 323 9985 or email


Find out about the support available for you and your family and how to get the help you need. Contact Early Help on 01273 292632.

If are a member of the public and are concerned about a child’s welfare, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01273 290400.


Report abuse or neglect of an adult online or by calling Access Point, the contact centre for Adult Social Care services, on 01273 295555.