Working Alongside People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities

Want to know about sex?

 

Knowing about sex is important. Knowing more can help you be safe, and help you to make choices.

 

Want to Know About Sex? is a booklet from Family Planning New Zealand.

 

It is about:

  • privacy

  • sexual relationships

  • safety

  • when is the right time to have sex

  • masturbation

  • 'rules' about sex

  • pregnancy and STIs

  • contraception

Click to download the booklet: Want to Know About Sex?

 

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Comic about consent

Consent is when both people want to have sex and say ‘yes!’.
If a person is forced to have sex, that is called rape.
Rape is against the law. Rape is never the fault of the victim.

 

Artwork by Damien Wong.

This original comic was created for the WWILD Newsletter in 2012.

 

Consent is  important.
If you want to know more about consent, you can call WWILD for more information. Ph. 3262 9877

Helping you get help

Helping you find help

We can help you find the help you need. This is called a referral.
WWILD can provide referrals to other services for people with intellectual or learning disabilities who have been victims of crime or exploitation.

Some of the ways we can help you might be:

  • Help to find you a suitable counsellor in your area if you need one.
  • Help connecting with the police.
  • Help connecting with a lawyer.
  • Help you to find a health or mental health service that can support you.
  • Help you to find other services that can support you.


We may be able to go with you to see a lawyer or the police. Click on our Legal Support page for more information.
Call WWILD on 07 3262 9877 for referral services.

Safe Relationships, Safer Sex

This is a booklet by Family Planning New Zealand for learning about:

  • Our bodies

  • Public and private places

  • Types of relationships

  • Keeping ourselves safe in sexy relationships

Click to download:

Safe Relationships, Safer Sex booklet

 

There is also a short version by Family Planning Queensland.

 

Click to view:

Safe Relationships, Safer Sex brochure page 1

Safe Relationships, Safer Sex brochure page 2

 

You may need to download Adobe Reader to view these booklets. This is free, and safe.

Click here to download Adobe Reader.

Support for Victims of Crime

 

At WWILD we can provide support information to people with intellectual or learning disabilities who have been victims of crime or exploitation.

 

Information


If you have been a victim of crime, you may need help to know
 

  •     what your options are,
  •     what kind of support is available to you, and
  •     where you can go for help.


There is lots of information about your options on our Victims of Crime page.

The best way to get information is to talk to you or another person over the phone or in person. Call WWILD on 07 3262 9877.

 

Referral - Helping you get help

 

We can help you find the help you need. This is called a referral.

Some of the services we can help you find might be:

  • Counselling

  • Legal advice

  • Police

  • Medical or mental health support

  • Housing

Support through the legal system

 

WWILD workers may be able to support you:

  • in police interviews

  • in court

  • in appointments with lawyers

We can also help you to:

  • apply for Legal Aid

  • get financial assistance

  • fill out forms

 

For more information about WWILD help, please call WWILD on 07 3262 9877.

 

 

WWILD Phone: (07) 3262 9877 Email: info@wwild.org.au