Sex, pregnancy and relationships

Digital resources

Videos/films/talks

Watch 'Rewriting the rules', a Ted talk by Dr Meg-John Barker.

Consent it's simple as tea a film about understanding consensual sex.

Blogs and vlogs

Relate's blog contains posts about a wide range of relationship topics.

Leaflets

Our Students' Union Just Ask service provide leaflets on family, relationships and sex.

Mind provide information on supporting others with a mental health difficulty. 

An NHS downloadable leaflet about postnatal depression.

Books

  • Nagoski, E. (2015). Come as you are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life. Scribe UK.
  • Johnson, S. (2011). Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships. Piatkus. 
  • Silverstein, C. & Picano, F. (2004). The Joy of Gay Sex. Harper Collins.
  • Rosenberg, M. (2015). Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. 
  • Newman, F. (2004). The Whole Lesbian Sex Book: A Passionate Guide for All of Us. Cleis Press.
  • Clunis, M. & Green, D. (2005). Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships. Seal Press.

Support groups and services (face-to-face and online)

Helplines

Nightline: call this dedicated phoneline for advice and a listening ear during the night. Students run this service. Tel: +44 (0)117 926 6266. Open 8pm to 8am , Monday to Friday, term time.

Ask Brook an online tool available 24/7 to answer whatever question you might have about your sexual health or relationships.

The Miscarriage Association provide a helpline, Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Tel: +44 (0)1924 200799.

Bristol Mind run a MindLine Trans+ helpline a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. Tel: 0300 330 5468.

Professional support

You may wish to consider visiting your doctor to talk about any issue surrounding your sexual health, relationships and pregnancy.

We offer a range of groups and workshops that can help you learn relaxation strategies, manage stress and talk abotu the issues affecting you.

Bristol Wellbeing Therapies offer a free course in stress management.

CORST (the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy) is the UK’s leading organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues. They have a list of therapists specialising in sex and relationship therapy.

Bristol Wellbeing Therapies offer a free course in stress management.

Other support and services

There are a number of other counselling services in Bristol who can help you. They are free or low cost.

Our Health and Wellbeing pages offer support and advice on all aspects of life as a student. 

Big White Wall

Big White Wall helps you to get support, take control and feel better when you are anxious, low or not coping.

The online service is free, available 24/7 and completely anonymous.

  • Chat to other members who may be experiencing the same things as you
  • Access a range of tools to help you self-manage
  • Set goals and track progress
  • Access articles, videos and online courses.

Use Big White Wall

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