In this article, we explore some of the ways in which selling and exchanging sex can impact on women’s mental health, the barriers that prevent them from engaging with mental health support, and the ways in which workers in any service can support the mental wellbeing of women.
In this section you can find some key steps you can take to improve how you support women involved in selling or exchanging sex who present to your service with mental health needs.
In this interview with psychotherapist and violence against women expert Angela we discuss mental health as a right for women, a counselling service for women who sell or exchange sex that was piloted in Scotland during the pandemic, and we reflect on the role all services have in supporting women's mental wellbeing.
On September 2022 we held an online event exploring the impact that selling or exchanging sex can have on women’s mental health as well as women's support needs.
In this section you will find links to training resources, research around women's experiences in Scotland and the UK, and reports on the challenges and needs that women selling or exchanging face when it comes to their mental wellbeing.