Sex education is a lifelong journey and sometimes we need help and guidance along the way. In each Outspoken book we include resources, a list of charities and organisations that can offer advice, support and help to empower you. That list is reproduced here alongside links to their websites.
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Mental Health Support
Youth Access: Support, advice and information about counselling in the UK for young people.
Nightline: Provides confidential and anonymous emotional support to students in distress.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM): Support for young men aged 15 to 35 suffering from depression.
Eating Disorder Support
Anorexia and Bulimia Care: Provides advice and support to anyone affected by an eating problem.
Sex and Gender
TranzWiki: Directory of all groups campaigning for, supporting or assisting trans and gender non-conforming people in the UK.
Gendered Intelligence: Support and campaigning group for young trans people 18 to 24.
Mermaids: Support group for young trans and gender non-conforming people.
The UK Intersex Association: Support for intersex people and campaigning group for intersex people’s rights.
Contraception and Abortion Advice
Brook: Brook provides free and confidential sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.
Marie Stopes: Reproductive and sexual health services and support, specifically abortion support and care.
Consent and Sexual Violence
NUS I Heart Consent Campaign: Education campaign about consent in universities and colleges across the UK.
NHS support: Find your local rape and sexual assault support centre.
Rape Crisis national freephone helpline: National freephone helpline on 0808 802 9999 (12–2.30 p.m. and 7–9.30 p.m. every day of the year).
IMKAAN: The only UK-based, second-tier women’s organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minority women and girls.
Broken Rainbow: Support group for LGBTQ+ people who have experienced sexual or domestic violence.
Muslim Women’s Helpline: Support group for Muslim women who are subjected to sexual or domestic violence.
Stonewall: Major charity within the UK that works to achieve equality and justice for LGBTQ+ people.
LGBT Switchboard: LGBT+ helpline for support, advice and information.
IMMAN: Support group and charity for LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends.
English Collective of Prostitutes: Network of sex workers campaigning for decriminalisation and safety.
Sex and Relationships
Sexpression: Student-led charity that empowers young people to make decisions about sex and relationships.