Dementia, sex and intimacy - other resources

Find other resources and useful organisations who can support with sex and intimacy.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
01455 883300
[email protected]
BACP works to promote counselling and psychotherapy. It provides  information about different types of therapy and contact details of local counsellors and therapists.

0808 808 8141 (helpline, 9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
[email protected]
Hourglass is the working name of Action on Elder Abuse, and works across the UK to protect, and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults.

The NHS website provides information about NHS services in England to enable people to make choices about care and treatment.

0808 2000 247 (free helpline, 24 hour every day)
[email protected]
Refuge is a charity that supports victims of violence and abuse, including sexual violence.

0300 0030396
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through its website. For Relate in Northern Ireland visit the Relate NI website or call 028 9032 3454.

116 123 (free helpline, 24 hour every day)
Samaritans provide a 24-hour helpline listening service for people to talk about any problems they are having with a trained advisor.

0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day)
Stonewall is a charity which supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It has information and advice on a range of issues.

Review details

Last reviewed: July 2020 

Next review due: July 2023

Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia. 

Reviewed by: Professor Jan R Oyebode, Professor of Dementia Care at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies and Dr Gerard Riley, Senior Academic Tutor and Lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.

To give feedback on this information, or for a list of sources, please contact [email protected]

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