Support & helplines

NHS website

This website provides information about sexual health and allows you to search for your nearest sexual health service.

www.nhs.uk/livewell/sexualhealth

 

Your registered GP

They can provide consultations and refer you to specialist agencies. You can find a GP on the NHS website:

http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/GP/LocationSearch/4

 

Family Planning Association

Provides guidance on where you can seek help for a wide range of issues relating to health, sexual and personal relationships

Web address: www.fpa.org.uk

 

British Association for Counselling

Can suggest a local counsellor

Web address: www.bacp.co.uk

Telephone: 01455 883300

 

The Counselling Directory

Connecting you with professional support

Web address: www.counselling-directory.org.uk.

 

Samaritans

The Samaritans provide counselling and support on any issue of concern

Web address: www.samaritans.org

Email address: jo@samaritans.org

National helpline: 08457 909090

 

Marie Stopes International

Advice and information on a range of topics including family planning, abortion, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and menopause

Web address: www.mariestopes.org.uk

Email address: services@mariestopes.org.uk

Helpline: 0845 300 8090

 

Men's advice line

Provides advice and support for men in abusive relationships

Web address: www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Email address: info@mensadviceline.org.uk

National helpline: 0808 801 0327

 

London Gay/Lesbian Switchboard

Provides support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered communities throughout the UK

Web address: www.llgs.org.uk

For info on local lines: www.switchboard.org.uk

Email address: admin@llgs.org.uk

Helpline: 020 7837 7324

 

Relate

Provides counselling and advice on relationship and sexual problems

Web address: www.relate.org.uk/

Email address: enquiries@relate.org.uk

Telephone: 0300 100 1234

 

Safeline

Support for adults who have been sexually abused as children

Web address: http://www.safeline.org.uk/

Email address: office@safeline.org.uk

Helpline: 01926402498

 

Rape Crisis

Provides counselling and help for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted

Web address: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Email address: info@rapecrisis.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 802 9999

 

Survivors Trust

Can provide information about specialist support organisations for people who have experienced rape and sexual assault.

Web address: www.thesurvivorstrust.org

 

The Havens

Provides counselling and help for people in London who have been raped or sexually assaulted

Web address: www.thehavens.co.uk

Telephone (Camberwell branch): 020 3299 1599

Telephone (Paddington branch): 020 3312 1101

Telephone (Whitechapel branch): 020 7247 4787

 

Sexual Advice Association (formerly the Sexual Dysfunction Association)

Advice and information on male and female sexual problems

Web address: www.sda.uk.net

Helpline: 020 7486 7262