Sex and relationships helplines

See our helplines for more information about sex and relationships

NHS ChoicesSexual Health Topics

nhs.uk

Good sex

Sex and love addiction

Older sex

NHS Website on a variety of aspects of sex and relationships with links to help and support.

The Mix

Helpline: 0808 808 4994

themix.org.uk

Let's talk about sex

Life’s tough, we know that. It can throw a lot your way and make it hard to know what the hell to do with it all. So, welcome to The Mix. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome. We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs. We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands. You can even volunteer with us too.

Brook

brook.org.uk

Helpline: 0800 0185 023

Brook is the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.We have services all over the country that you can drop into to see a nurse, youth worker or counsellor. We also go into schools all over the country to give young people information on their health, relationships, sex and lives. Brook’s services are free and confidential. This means when you visit our services we won’t tell anyone outside Brook without your permission, including your parents, and even your doctor, unless we are really worried about you.COSRT (College of Sexual &Relationship Therapies)

cosrt.org.uk

Sex and disability

COSRT exists to support healthy, satisfying and rewarding personal relationships. We understand that any partnership can run into difficulties occasionally, and that sometimes a bit of outside help can make all the difference. The sexual experiences of people with disabilities are frequently mis-understood. Quite often the subject is just ignored – many people assume that disability removes all desire for sex. The truth is that the way you have sex or think about sex might be different after a serious illness or due to a disability, but you are still a sexual person capable of enjoying healthy relationships.

Sexual Advice Association

sda.uk.net

Helps sufferers of male and female sexual problems and their partners and to raise awareness of the extent to which sexual conditions affect the general population. Covers all forms of male and female sexual problems with helpful factsheets for men and women on ageing and sex.

Relate

Telephone: 0300 100 1234

relate.org.uk

Talk to someone

Help with sex

Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.

Marriage Care

Tel: 0800 389 3801

marriagecare.org.uk

If you are facing difficult times in your marriage or relationship and need support, Marriage Care offers relationship counselling sessions at over 100 venues in England and Wales. Phone 0800 389 3801 for a local appointment.

Age UK

Helpline: 0800 169 6565

ageuk.org.uk

Sex in later life

We believe that age needs respect. It needs kindness. Sometimes it needs help. Because there is strength in numbers, Age Concern and Help the Aged have joined forces to become Age UK – so that we can be here for everyone in later life. Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.

Mencap

mencap.org.uk

Relationships and sex

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

Enhance the UK

Disability & Relationships

Most people see disabled groups as widely separate from themselves. This separateness is not helpful. Anyone can find their life change in a moment and become disabled. Dealing with the emotional impact of this is extremely demanding and challenging for all involved. Enhance theUK are here to help overcome these emotions. When people talk about disability access and awareness, they’re usually thinking about building work, such as putting in a ramp or a disabled toilet. Ironically it is many of the basic social needs, which have yet to be widely acknowledged, understood and provided for. Things ranging from the importance of deaf and disability awareness in the workplace, to the right to an active and healthy sex life. We believe education is key and have spent a long time considering and testing the best ways in which to deliver education and awareness to the masses!

Spokz People

spokzpeople.org.uk

We provide disability counselling, support and groups for people with physical disabilities*, their partners and health professionals. Counselling and sex & relationship support is offered UK-wide by telephone or online. Support groups and in-person counselling are currently in the following areas: Lichfield, Staffordshire, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Erdington, West Midlands. For other areas please check our directory and call us. We aim to empower people, enhancing their lives, relationships, mental and sexual wellbeing. We believe that disability experience is essential in providing disability services and are proactive in employing people with disabilities.

Disability Horizons

disabilityhorizons.com

Relationships and sex

An on-line disabilities lifestyle magazine whose vision is to create a positive,interesting and useful disability related magazine with articles and resources to help disabled people achieve whatever they wish.

Outsiders

outsiders.org.uk

Outsiders is a club for people with physical and social impairments to gain confidence and find partners. They promote the sexual rights of people with disabilities and provide socialising opportunities. They also run the Sex and Disability Helpline, so if you are feeling left out or stuck in a rut, Outsiders can provide an opportunity for you to take control of your life and open the door to new friendships and relationships. Some use the club as a stepping stone, some to find a partner. Others enjoy being part of a group of people who are there for each other and learn from each other, to help individuals accept and love themselves, so that others can love them too.