Sex and relationship helplines for people with disabilities

See our helplines for more information about sex and relationship for people with disabilities

NHS ChoicesSexual Health Topics

nhs.uk

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

TheSite

thesite.org

Dating & Disability

Disability & Sexual Confidence

Provides information and advice on a range of issues affecting young adultsaged 16-25 including sex and relationships

Brook

brook.org.uk

Sex &Disability

Helpline: 0800 0185 023

Free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25.

Mencap

mencap.org.uk

Sex and Relationships

Marriage and Starting a Family

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

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 intodifficulties occasionally, and that sometimes a bit of outside help can makeall 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.

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 thisis 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. Webelieve education is key and have spent a long time considering and testing thebest 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 otherareas please check our directory and call us. We aim to empower people, enhancing their lives, relationships, mental and sexual wellbeing. We believe thatdisability experience is essential in providing disability services and areproactive 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 clubas 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.

Sexual Advice Association

Helpline: 0207 486 7262

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 100 123

relate.org.uk

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.