Sexuality and Relationship Education

Our Sexuality and Relationship Education service for people with disability is the first of its kind in to be offered by an Australian disability organisation. Developed following customer demand to lift the lid on taboo topics, our educational services have been created to support people with disability to achieve their sexuality and relationship goals and desires.

Relationships and sexuality support

  1. Education

    Learn about relationships and sexuality

  2. Understand yourself

    Explore who you are as a person

  3. Relationships

    Connect with others in meaningful ways

  4. Build confidence

    Empower yourself

What you can do with us

Access assistance with sexual activity — Our staff will assist you to coordinate the right supports for your chosen sexuality activity. Staff will discuss your individual sexual needs, desires and your support requirements for your chosen intimate moment (for example support with positioning and assisting you to set up your sexual experience). We will make you feel confident and enjoy your sexual activity through our dignified and non-judgemental service.

Sexuality and relationship counselling – Through our one-on-one counselling sessions, we provide emotional support so you can manage your relationships, sexual health and sexuality. Our counselling sessions provide a safe space to explore important issues.

Education sessions – We offer group workshops and individual education for you to deepen your understanding about relationships, sexual health and sexuality as an everyday life skill. Our group workshops and individual education covers topics to support you to understand relationships, dating, consent, sexual health and the body. 

Sexuality and relationship news

When and where this service is available

Education sessions can be delivered from Northcott’s Metropolitan Sydney locations. Education sessions can also be delivered via teleconference if located regionally.

  • Parramatta –  1 Fennell Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2750
  • Seven Hills – 13/197 Prospect Highway, Seven HIlls, NSW, 2147
  • Penrith – Suite 4, 295 High St, Penrith NSW 2750
  • Campbelltown –  1/101 Queen Street, Campbelltown, NSW, 2640.
  • Casula – Casula Central, Suite 6, Building 18, 633 Hume Highway, Casula, NSW, 2170.
  • Hurstville – 2.02/12 Butler Road, Hurstville, NSW, 2220
  • Hornsby – 720/1C Burdett Street, Hornsby, NSW, 2077

Sexuality and Relationship Counselling can be delivered from:

  • Parramatta –  1 Fennell Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2750
  • Seven Hills – 13/197 Prospect Highway, Seven HIlls, NSW, 2147
  • Penrith – Suite 4, 295 High St, Penrith NSW 2750

However service can be delivered from other metropolitan Sydney locations but may include travel costs:

  • Campbelltown –  1/101 Queen Street, Campbelltown, NSW, 2640.
  • Casula – Casula Central, Suite 6, Building 18, 633 Hume Highway, Casula, NSW, 2170.
  • Hurstville – 2.02/12 Butler Road, Hurstville, NSW, 2220
  • Hornsby – 720/1C Burdett Street, Hornsby, NSW, 2077

"Being able to access education in the [sexuality and relationship] area helps you to understand the rules of relationships."

Mohammed

What type of funding can you use to access Sexuality and Relationship Education?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will use the following terms to describe the funding you can use to purchase services through the Sexuality and Relationship Education Service.

  Assistance with sexual activity Counselling Education Sessions*
Assistance with daily living      
Assistance with social and community participation    
Increased social and community participation (Individual skills development and training)    
Increased social and community participation (Skills development in a group)    
Improved daily living (Individual counselling)    
Improved relationships (Individual social skills development)    

Minimum numbers must be met for Northcott’s Sexuality and Relationship group workshops to run. Contact us for more information. Assistance with sexual activity service is available seven days a week 24 hours a day (including public holidays).

Find out more

Call us on 1300 856 806.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sexuality FAQ's

How old do you have to be to access the Sexuality and Relationship Education Service?

The Sexuality and Relationship Education Service can support people aged 16 years and older.

Why is sexuality and relationship education important?

Sexuality and relationship education provides a safe place to discuss age appropriate themes and provides accurate information. This education aims to develop the individual’s understanding of social rules and building skills in protective behaviours and decision making.

What happens in the first session when supporting a person to access sexual activity?

You will meet a Sexuality and Relationship Education staff member at one of our offices to have a chat about different options. Additionally, in this meeting you will be connected to any supports, which may include a support worker, to assist you through this process.

Where can the counselling sessions be delivered from?

Counselling sessions can be delivered from Northcott offices in Metro Sydney or via video call.