DHIVERSE (PE1 1JL)

Established in 1986, Dhiverse is a local sexual health and HIV charity, working in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and areas of some surrounding counties. Our mission is ‘To provide high quality sexual health and HIV support, education and information for all. We are inclusive, caring, non-judgmental and committed to upholding our organization’s values. Through service user involvement, campaigns and collaboration we challenge stigma, prejudice and inequalities’. We provide a range of services which are accessible to all and include services for anyone with a learning difficulty, young people, people in BAME communities, men who have sex with men, older people and people living with HIV; we also provide HIV and chlamydia testing.

Venue

HIV support
iCaSH Clinic
39-41 Priestgate
Peterborough
PE1 1JL

Contact

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Telephone: 01223 508805

Who this service is for

African people, children and families, gay men, men, women and young people.

Description

Established in 1986, Dhiverse is a local sexual health and HIV charity, working in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and areas of some surrounding counties. Our mission is ‘To provide high quality sexual health and HIV support, education and information for all. We are inclusive, caring, non-judgmental and committed to upholding our organization’s values. Through service user involvement, campaigns and collaboration we challenge stigma, prejudice and inequalities’. We provide a range of services which are accessible to all and include services for anyone with a learning difficulty, young people, people in BAME communities, men who have sex with men, older people and people living with HIV; we also provide HIV and chlamydia testing.

Sharron Spindler – CEO [[email protected] ]

Lucy Hills – Marketing and Events Manager [[email protected]]

Rowan Moore – Administrator [[email protected]]

Grant Chambers – Training and Health Promotion Lead [[email protected]]

Graham Lewis – Health Promotion Worker (MSM + BAME) [[email protected]]

Lisa Helm-Cowley – Counsellor – Cambridgeshire & Peterborough [[email protected]]

Naisha Parkins – HIV Support Worker Cambridgeshire & Peterborough [[email protected]]

Liz Mackenzie – ABC Project Manager [[email protected]]

Lindsey McAuley – ABC Project Facilitator [[email protected]]

Rosie Childs – ABC Project Assistant [[email protected]]

Meg Veit – Young People’s Service Lead [[email protected]]

Sarah Khan – Young People’s Service Worker [[email protected]]

HIV Support & Information

We provide support with housing, welfare benefits, debt and money management, employment and training for anyone living with HIV.

We provide support and information around coming to terms with your diagnosis, disclosure and medication adherence. We can also provide support and information on these issues for anyone affected by HIV.

All contact with us is free and confidential.

Counselling

Our counselling service is for anyone (including young people) where issues around e.g. sexual health, sexuality, sexual identity, sexual relationships, sexual trauma or HIV are affecting their mental health and wellbeing.

Counselling is provided by a fully qualified and British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered counsellor, who has a number of years’ experience of counselling people with the above issues.

We offer up to 12 session per individual or couple and sessions take place in a safe and relaxed environment. Sessions are free but donations to Dhiverse, as a registered charity, are always welcome.

This service is available throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough at the following locations:

CAMBRIDGE: Mondays

PETERBOROUGH: Tuesdays

HUNTINGDON: Wednesdays

Appointments are available between 10am and 6pm

For further information, to book an initial appointment or to make a referral please contact Lisa

Sexual health & HIV Training

We offer a range of trainings around sexual health, well-being and HIV, including communication around sensitive issues and information about the legal protections offered by the Equality Act (2010) for anyone living with HIV.

In addition, we can provide support and training tailored to your individual needs, including talks, presentations, workshops and how to design and implement an HIV Policy.

Testing

We offer instant HIV testing at our offices and in a range of community settings. The test result is available in 60 seconds.

The test is confidential and free, as we are now funded for this service.

We also offer free Chlamydia screening, Pregnancy testing and advice and support on where you can get a full sexual health screening.

Sex & Relationships Educations with Young People

We work with schools, colleges, supported housing projects, youth groups and in other youth settings, to promote good sexual health, wellbeing and healthy relationships to young people.

We run a range of workshops including:

STIs and HIV

Consent

Healthy Relationships

Contraception

#iSafety

Pornography

Body Image and Self Esteem

‘Am I Normal’?

We are also able to work with young people on a 1:1 basis and with parents and carers. Tailored workshops can be catered for at a fee. All our workshops are able to be delivered to groups of up to 35 students.

SLIP Programme

Our SLIP (Sex, Law, Internet & Porn)Programme aims to support young offenders and any young person who, for whatever reason, didn’t fully engage with SRE(Sex Relationships Education) at school and where risky behaviour, inappropriate behaviour and/or poor sexual health is affecting their wellbeing and opportunities to move forward with their life.

We can tailor SLIP to meet the needs of participants.

Interact Group

‘INTERACT’ is our information & support service for gay & bisexual men. We provide group and 1-1 support, information and the opportunity to socialize in a safe, friendly and welcoming space. You can talk about your experiences, share information, find out about relevant community events and overcome any barriers you might experience in accessing the kind of social/support networks you need.

ABC (Awareness, Balance and Choice)

‘ABC’ is a programme which offers support and information on relationships, sex, sexual health and keeping safe for anyone with a learning disability or difficulty.

Understanding ‘ABC’ is a support/information programme for parents, partners, carers and professionals.

The programmes can be delivered in groups, family groups, couples or 1-1. They can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Registered charity number

1058307


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DHIVERSE (PE1 1JL)
HIV support
Peterborough, PE1 1JL
United Kingdom