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WEBINAR: Sex and Relationships

Interconnected UK (Icon UK) is pleased to invite you to a webinar about Sex and Relationships. Talking about sex can be intimidating for many people and some intersex people have additional anxieties and fears when discussing sex. This can make it difficult to pursue intimate relationships and/or talk about one’s desires with a potential partner. In this workshop, we will go over basic sexual anatomy, discuss common concerns, and explore ways to talk about sex with less fear and embarrassment. 

Speakers:  Niki Khanna MA, MFT, (she/her)

Date: 25 May 2021
Time: 18.00

Niki Khanna is a psychotherapist and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, She focuses on working within the Queer, Trans and Intersex communities. She is also a certified Sexual Health Educator and has spent over 20 years working in a variety of Sex Education and Relationship educational settings. She identifies as a Femme, Intersex, and POC. She is passionate about finding ways to use the skills she has developed to contribute to the Intersex community. She has provided workshops and mental health support to InterConnect, an intersex support group as well as serving as a Mental Health Consultant to interACT, the largest intersex youth advocacy organization. She is also a board member with interACT. Her current projects are developing practical training modules for mental health providers working with intersex clients and their families.

You can find out more about Niki here: www.nikikhanna.com

The webinar is free to all persons with variations in sex characteristics and to their families. We look forward to welcoming you.

To register please follow the link below:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3NedISf5SPml3S_QSbMAEQ

To download pdf with information click here (opens new tab).

This project is founded thanks to Comic Relief’s LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Recovery Fund, in partnership with METRO Charity and NAZ.

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Events Support

WEBINAR: Accessing Mental Health Services

Interconnected UK (Icon UK) is pleased to invite you to a webinar to learn more about mental health services in the public, private and third sectors in the UK. Some people with variations in sex characteristics have had good experiences with mental health care. Others have felt being ‘bounced’ between generic and specialist services, which feel like a labyrinth to navigate without a map. This is an opportunity to learn more from generic and specialist psychological care providers, ask questions, and share information with each other.

Speakers: Julie Alderson and Jackie Hughes

Date: 10 May 2021
Time: 19.00

The webinar is free to all persons with variations in sex characteristics and to their families. We look forward to welcoming you.

To register please follow the link below:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ySSmkqd1SV6hlcY8l7BFRw

To download pdf with information click here (opens new tab).

This project is founded thanks to Comic Relief’s LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Recovery Fund, in partnership with METRO Charity and NAZ.

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Support

1:1 COUNSELLING & THERAPY

To support ourselves and loved ones during this challenging time of the pandemic, Interconnected UK is pleased to offer a free, confidential therapy service with expert providers for those of you who want a bit of input to get you through. The initial offer is a block of 4 x hourly sessions. Depending on funding, we may be able to extend this input. We have negotiated the package with few experienced psychologists and counsellors.

If you already have a therapist and want help with the cost, we can offer you the same voucher for a block of 4 sessions with your preferred provider.

The steps are really easy. If interested, please email Magda Rakita magda@interconnecteduk.org who will issue you with a voucher and the providers’ contact details.

All your details will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

This service is available only for people with intersex traits/ variations of sex characteristics and our families or caregivers; however, you can use those sessions to discuss any subject you may find helpful. We hope you make use of this input.

This project is founded thanks to Comic Relief’s LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Recovery Fund, in partnership with METRO Charity and NAZ. Please be aware that we are not allowed to convert the voucher to money.

To download pdf with information click here (opens new tab).

EDIT: Unfortunately as of 11th of May we are unable to offer more vouchers for psychological support. We hope to have more funding available in the future.

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Media

Anick Soni and Lih-Mei Liao at Times Radio.

Anick Soni and Lih-Mei Liao spoke to Times Radio about proposed changes to NHS England policy regarding treatment of children with some intersex variations. You can listen to the conversation by pressing the button below. Starts at 2hours and 36 minutes.