Posts in 'Health' Category
Outdoor Positive. The idea for Outdoor Positive, a group for anybody affected by HIV first came about when David, one of the main organisers of the group, got talking to a nurse at the Sussex Beacon. “The conversation got round to the benefits of outdoor walks. I spoke about my time as a youth in [...]
Well, Pride gets you thinking about various things … giving back to the community … and looking good on the day! Well, I’ve probably left it a little late for the second part of that, given it’s a week (ish) away now, but the impetus to look good … or be healthier, is still there. [...]
June 2011 has marked the 30th Anniversary of the AIDS epidemic. So much has changed from those early days when volunteers like Father Marcus opened up his kitchen for those affected by HIV. There is still a need for emotional support for those newly diagnosed and to others living with HIV for a number of years, here I update, discuss and overview all the groups and services at THT Brighton and Eastbourne.
Before joining the team at THT, Peter Boorman worked as a health promotion coordinator for the THT branch Eastbourne. As part of the health promotion team, we visited the local gay venue, The Heart, as well as the local cruising areas on a regular bases, promoting safer sex through a range of literature. We also [...]
This Saturday (9th October) is Mental Health Day.
MindOut, a local support group for the LGBT community who have mental health issues, invite you to help stamp out stigma by joining them at Brighton Pier at 11.30am. Please come and show your support and help raise awareness.
Diana Rowe: Senior Counsellor at Terrence Higgins Trust, Brighton. Following a successful career in TV production at the BBC, Diana Rowe moved to Brighton in 2004 seeking a new challenge. She had trained as a Person-Centred counsellor in London and in Brighton. Her counselling experience includes working for the Brighton Women’s Centre, Mankind UK as [...]
Sometimes it is easy to forget how lucky we are to have so many servicers dedicated to the LGBT community. Many of the organisations are run by a dedicated group of paid workers and volunteers. As part of an ongoing project for Zhoosh, I will be visiting various LGBT groups, introducing who’s who, exploring what servicers they offer and perhaps inspire you to get involved either as a participant or volunteer.
With the promise of spring on its way, (first day of April and the sun is shining as I type so fingers crossed) it’s great to hear about a new outdoors group for HIV people. Outdoor Positive is a new independent, self help, walking group for HIV positive people who wish to get together in [...]
With everything a stones throw away it is quite easy to forget about the fantastic surrounding countryside the South East has to offer. At the beginning of the month, Sunday, 7th March, I met up with Simon, the group leader of gayswag where I joined fourteen other men all ready for a gentle walk across the Downs.