The Phoenix is a beautiful and magical creature from many cultures. The Phoenix rises from the flames, the ashes, and is reborn into a strong and magnificent bird. The Phoenix is a symbol of finding strength and beauty after death or destruction.

From the age of 10, my life has been filled with girls, then women, who have opened up to me and told me the stories of their lives - 1 in 3 of them has included a form or abuse from someone that should have loved and looked after them. Now, at the age of 34, I am seeing even more, and seeing the lack of resources for those in need. Men, Women, the young, and the old, are all being abused, yet they can be hard to understand they are being abused, and to get the help needed.

As Phoenix Women takes its first steps, the aim is to firstly start a peer support group in East Grinstead for women who have been subject to Domestic Abuse. It is not just physical, but also emotional, mental, financial, and sexual.

Phoenix Women is at the very first stages, exploring what facilities there are for women, what we can do for you, and where help is needed.

Please note our navigation only works for the contact page at present

Urgent Help


For urgent advice or assistance 24/7, please phone or report to Sussex police: 101 In an emergency dial 999

Worth Services (for domestic abuse/violence)
0330 222 8181 or 07834 968 539 at weekends

The Saturn Centre (for services after Rape / Sexual Abuse, located at Crawley Hospital)
01293 600 469 (Open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday)

National Organisation which can help

Phoenix Women is a peer support network and as such we do not deal with active or current abuse issues. Our aim is to support victims on the road to recover and help them rise from the ashes of their previous lives.

  •  0808 2000 247
  • - fantastic source of information
  • NSPCC (24hr helpline) 0800 800 5000
  • Childline (24hr helpline) 0800 1111
  • Samaritans (24hr helpline) 0845 790 9090
  • Victim Support 0845 303 0900
  • Life Centre for Adults  0844 847 7879
  • Life Centre for under 18’s 0808 802 0808
  • Survivors Network 01273 203380
  • Mankind 01273 510447 - for male victims of domestic abuse or rape

Other Links

Under Construction

This site is completely new and as such we will need to build our pages as we develop our strategy to form a Peer Support Network throughout Sussex centred in East Grinstead.

Pages will be added as quickly as possible

Contact Details

Web site:

PO Box 235,
East Grinstead,
West Sussex,