Monthly group for 50+ gay men living with HIV in London providing a lively mix of social and active events in and around London.
Positive East has been on the forefront of HIV service and care for over 26 years; supporting people from point of HIV diagnosis to longer term care.
Guided by our mission – to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities affected by HIV – we have developed a holistic range of health and wellbeing programmes from counselling to workshops to HIV testing and prevention.
To achieve our mission, efficiently deliver our services, and to make a valuable contribution to London’s wider response to HIV care, we work towards three primary organisational goals:
Positive East is working with communities living with and/or affected by HIV in East London. They support PLWHIV at every step of their journey, helping them live full and healthy lives, free from stigma and discrimination. They offer a comprehensive advice service to help people gain access to entitled welfare and benefits, as well as running 8 different support groups which provide a safe space to talk about the challenges affecting PLWHIV. They also run courses, such as a recently diagnosed sessions, employability workshops, and a sex and relationships course. And they provide cheap lunches (PositiveEats) and also have a free gym.
Counselling, life coaching, groups, complimentary therapies, wellbeing workshops for PLWHIV.
Based in West London, Living Well is an established not-for-profit HIV counselling and wellbeing organisation covering Brent, Camden, Ealing and Islington. Our person-centred approach to care enables us to provide a wide range of services that support clients with every aspect of their lives.
Active in Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Wandsworth, Westminster.
Subsidised services include psychotherapy, counselling and complementary therapies. Specific programmes for LGBT people over 50 and for PLWHIV who are looking to get back into work or further education.
Our services are available to anyone with a chronic condition on limited means
We also run three specific services funded by the Big Lottery – Holistic Access is a project offering quality health services to people on limited means with the goal of improving their quality of life by providing a range of complementary therapy treatments that address their physical and psychological needs.
The clients come from one of three groups of vulnerable London based people –
Every client is offered a personalised healthcare plan to address the issues faced by them which may include counselling, psychotherapy, life coaching and a range of physical therapies, which not only tackle the chronic physical or degenerative conditions but also the psychological or spiritual issues underlying them.
ELOP is a holistic lesbian and gay centre that offers a range of social, emotional and support services to LGBT communities. Core services include counselling and young people’s services. They also offer training and consultancy for fellow professionals and those seeking to enhance their understanding of issues facing LGBT communities. They also run North & East London’s only lesbian and gay community café Mellow Yellow.
Body & Soul is an Angel based charity promoting the respect, dignity & wellbeing of children, teenagers, adults & families living with/affected by HIV. They aim to counteract the devastation of an HIV+ diagnosis with strategies to reduce isolation and stress, improve health and wellbeing, promote active lives and create a voice for human rights. It’s a safe place helping people deal with everyday challenges that HIV sets before them and the people they love.
Body & Soul is an innovative charity that uses a comprehensive, community-based and trauma informed approach to address the life-threatening effects of childhood adversity in people of all ages.
In 1996 Body & Soul was established to address the gap in HIV services that provided targeted support for children, young people, and families. We have developed a ‘whole person’ model of care rooted in a strengths based approach that nurtures connection, healing and growth.
Our approach is evidence based and informs all that we do. We take a systemic and humanistic approach that is collaborative and solution focused. Through building members’ protective factors we promote and develop resiliency, interrupt latent vulnerability and transform lives.
Great support, advice, information and events to help people living with HIV fulfill their potential and overcome the impact of a positive diagnosis. We offer a range of workshops, forums, social events and 1-2-1 peer support to help you achieve this.
The patient representatives are people living well with HIV who offer confidential one-to-one peer support, advice and advocacy to patients registered at the Bloomsbury Clinic. Last year we helped and supported over 1000 patients. We are available five days a weeks and you can talk to us about anything.
Albany was one of the founding bodies for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). We have played a part, therefore, in the creation of professional standards in counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. Today, we continue to adhere to BACP’s ethical code, which is recognised worldwide. Our clinical team has specialist training and development. We aim for all our services to be responsive, effective and continually improving.
We have a small, friendly, diverse team of therapists, supported by our Practice manager, who all receive regular supervision at Albany from our experienced senior psychotherapists. Clinical governance is overseen by our Clinical Director. Albany is a registered charity with the Charity Commission, governed by our Board of Trustees. We are a member of the LGBT Consortium, an organisational member of BACP and, founded in 1958, the UK’s longest established charity devoted to LGBT+ relationships and sexual wellbeing.
The Quest’s mission is simple – to help gay men better understand and transform the relationships they have with themselves, others and the world they inhabit.
We believe the true value of our work can be found in the lives of the participants, so our approach is as flexible, diverse and authoritive as you want it to be.
The core values at the heart of our work play a fundamental role in how we conduct business and provide service.
Exist with awareness, acceptance and a greater confidence to live your life ‘in colour’ by understanding your past, fully embracing your present and creating a future that is authentic.
Leadership, Inspiration, and Positive Change by consistently offering our wealth of professional experience, creativity to inspire, passion for our work, and a genuine openess to critical feedback that inspires change.
The Pink Jukebox is a Ballroom and Latin dance club for members of the LGBT community and their friends.
Classes (advanced, intermediate and then beginner) take place from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., followed by social dancing until 7:00 p.m.
Dancers of all levels, including absolute beginners, are welcome to participate.