Relationships & Consent

Our lives are built up of many different types of relationships. We have relationships with family members, friends, co-workers, and also intimate relationships. Healthy relationships have a direct impact on our well being. Strong, healthy relationships help us manage stress, problem solve and overcome life’s challenges. Unhealthy relationships can be difficult and stressful and may even put your safety in danger.

Healthy Relationships

Some signs of a healthy relationship include:


Unhealthy / Abusive Relationships

Some signs of an unhealthy / abusive relationship include:

If you are experiencing any signs of an unhealthy / abusive relationship listed above, help is available.  Learn More About Sexual Assault.



Consent is not spoken about enough. Many times, people are unsure of what consent actually is. Consent is important no matter what type of relationship you are in. It can be an intimate relationship, a casual relationship or a one night stand. If one partner does not give consent it can lead to serious legal consequences.


For sexual health services at our St. Thomas site email

For sexual health services at our Woodstock site email

Please do not share personal health information via email.

To speak with a Public Health Nurse on the Sexual Health Team call 1-800-922-0096.

Last Updated: August 8, 2018