Sexual Health

ADVICE NI’S HELPLINES REMAIN OPEN

We will not be providing face-to-face advice or training for the foreseeable future. We will contact existing advice clients by phone. Our staff will continue to support our members and can be reached via telephone and email as usual.

We are working hard to move our training, where possible, to digital. For any queries, please contact our training team at [email protected]

We can only provide advice to people living in Northern Ireland. 

Helpline contact details:

Welfare Changes ring 0808 802 0020 or email [email protected]
Tax & Benefits ring 0800 988 2377 or email [email protected]
Business Debt ring 0800 083 8018 or email [email protected]
Debt Action ring 0800 028 1881 or email [email protected]
EU Settlement Scheme ring 0800 138 6545 or email [email protected]
For Historical Institutional Abuse advice and support call 02890 645919 email [email protected]

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As people grow older, they are more likely to experience disabling conditions and illnesses that may affect how they respond sexually. Arthritis, stroke, coronary disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s, surgery and the side effects of drugs can all affect how they respond. Talk to your GP if you find that illness is preventing you from enjoying sex with your partner. They may be able to help and offer solutions or put you in touch with a therapist.

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

The South Eastern HSC Trust’s Sexual Health Service currently provides appointment based clinics in the Downe Hospital, Downpatrick and Bangor Community Hospital. Referral by GP is not necessary and appointments can be made by calling:

►Tel: (028) 4483 8133

 

If you would like to speak with a nurse contact the confidential nurse advice line on:

►Tel: (028) 4483 8392

 
There are a number of voluntary organisations that can offer support and counselling, relating to sexual health and relationship problems. These include: