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With locations and events across London you can access all our sexual health & well-being services free at the point of use.

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HIV TESTING & FREE CONDOMS @ THE PAVILIONS, UXBRIDGE

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Pavilions Shopping Centre, UB8 1LN

HIV TESTING & FREE CONDOMS @ KINGSTON HEALTH BUS, OUTSIDE THE BENTALL SHOPPING CENTRE

November 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Bentall Shopping Centre, KT1 1SB

HIV Testing & Free Condoms @ Mitcham Library

November 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mitcham Library, CR4 2YR

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Free Services

Instant HIV Testing Available For All.

Free, rapid testing for HIV delivered daily by our friendly staff. Come and see us at any of the many outreach testing sessions we offer on a daily basis, or drop in to our office to test daily between 11am and 4pm. Check our website calendar for a list of where and when you can find our testing sessions.

No appointment is necessary. Free condoms and health support also available at all sessions.

Why do I need a HIV Test

  • Testing is quick, free, easy to do and gives you an immediate result.
  • Knowing your HIV status is important. If you’re positive you can get early treatment which is highly effective and will keep you healthy. If you’re negative you can make sure you keep protecting yourself.

HIV Testing

Condoms, lube and safer sex packs

Free condoms, lube and safer sex packs available from Spectra at all our outreach sessions and from our offices. Come along to our office or to one of our many outreach venues to pick yours up. Check our Event Calendar for a list of where and when you can find us.

If you are MSM or of trans experience you can sign up for our 24s bulk condoms and lube service

Why do I need condoms and lube?

  • Condoms are the cheapest and most effective way to protect yourself from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Condoms come in many sizes and shapes – try out a few and see which ones suit you best.
  • If you’re having anal sex, or for vaginal comfort, it’s good to use lube.

Get Free Condoms

Counselling for People of Trans Experience

Spectrum counselling service offers a safe, trans-inclusive space to discuss and explore your thoughts and feelings and find a way forward. We work with a range of issues and concerns – it does not have to relate directly to gender identity. Online and telephone counselling is also offered.

Is counselling right for me?

Speak to our counsellor about whether counselling is right for you, and explore counselling and other options with them. For more information, please email counselling@spectrum.support or call 020 3322 6923.

  • Keen to explore your identity?
  • Concerned about a relationship or situation?
  • Low or anxious?
  • In need of some extra support?

Trans Counselling

Spectrum Trans Groups

Are you interested in joining our social groups for trans, non-binary and questioning people? We offer a safe, trans-led space to meet, socialise, support, take part in activities, workshops and enjoy a variety of speakers. Drop in or contact us in advance to check details. You can also check out a map of the venues on our website.

Contact the groups now and Get support or call us on 0800 587 8302.

Feedback from people who have used our service includes: “I felt in sensitive and considerate hands, which was brilliantly reassuring.”

Why join a group?

  • Our Spectrum trans-led groups give you an opportunity to meet other people of trans experience and share experiences, activities and support each other.
  • Spectrum groups are free, fun and empowering.

Trans Groups

Health Checks and Support

Do you worry about your health? Fancy a free, quick to complete health check? Our friendly staff offer individual health checks which include Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, HIV test and a health questionnaire.

No appointment necessary – check the calendar on our website for when we are near you, or if you prefer to make an appointment you can call us on 0800 587 8302

What are the benefits?

  • Getting your BMI and blood pressure checked puts you in the driving seat to make healthy choices.
  • Knowing your HIV status is important. If you’re positive you can get early treatment which is highly effective and will keep you healthy. If you’re negative you can make sure you keep protecting yourself.
  • Having a health check allows you to have the space to talk to our trained staff about concerns and health issues.

Health Checks

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Mission & Aims

Improving health and well-being by providing better options for people like you

Spectra works to improve the choices, health and well-being of people like you. We work with all people, often from diverse and marginalised communities, empowering positive, informed choices about health, including sexual health, emotional resilience and wellbeing, and working with you to combat isolation and risk.

We provide supportive, knowledgeable, non-judgemental services which are all peer led, meaning they are delivered by people from the communities we work with themselves. We are proactive in identifying the needs of all our clients and supporting them.

We aim for knowledgeable, aware and empowered individuals and communities who have clear, accurate, credible and non-judgemental wellbeing and health information and quality services that are relevant and accessible.

  1. Mission Aim One: Empowering individuals to make positive choices about their health and wellbeing.

  2. Mission Aim Two: Reducing stigma, discrimination and inequality by providing accurate information, education, support and challenge.

  3. Mission Aim Three: Delivering innovative peer support services using new technologies and strong evidence bases.

  4. Mission Aim Four: Identifying and responding to need within communities.

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Testimonials

“Really amazing team, that goes the extra mile”

Thank you for doing a wonderful job in raising awareness amongst the gay community. Only through actions like this and people like you, will we stand strong and united. Best wishes for all the team!

“I was so apprehensive about getting a HIV Test”

I wanted to know my HIV status. Lovely staff they were very friendly and made what could be a sensitive topic very relaxed. I really didn’t want to know my HIV status but they talked about all the risks to my health in not knowing a reactive result.

“Wish we had a closer service”

I live near Heathrow in Hillingdon and actually registered with a GP + Heart of Hounslow because of the association with Spectra. There are no visible signs of LGBT services in Hillingdon borough and I lack confidence in GPs being supportive.

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Our work & Clients

We provide peer based support through:

  • Outreach
  • Groups – social and therapeutic
  • One to one support
  • Health screening and individual assessment
  • Counselling
  • Training and consultation on sexual health, sexuality and gender identities

 

 

 

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Spectra work with all those who need our services. Our main client groups are:

  • Men who have sex with men
  • Trans and non-binary people and those questioning their gender identity
  • Black and minority ethnic people of all sexualities and gender identities
  • Young people
  • LGBTQ

 

 

 

 

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Spectra CIC Team

Spectra’s dedicated staff teams are from the communities we work with, meaning we have different sexualities, gender identities, ethnicities, disabilities, HIV status’, language and cultures. This diversity is our strength. All the team are trained and fully committed to giving the best service possible to you.

RUN FOR SPECTRA

 

Taking place on 26 November 2017, the World AIDS Day Red Run is a 10K or 5K charity fun run through Victoria Park, East London.

 

Register now and make sure you select Spectra as your chosen charity