Spectra News

Spectra at British HIV Association Spring Conference 2024

Our Research and Performance Coordinator Grace attended the British HIV Association (BHIVA) Spring Conference 2024, which took place from Monday 29th April to Wednesday 1st May in Birmingham. Grace was impressed with the variety of experiences and expertise represented at the conference sessions.Some overall highlights include: Laying a wreath at the HIV memorial Spectra’s research […]

Mindfulness Based Chemsex Recovery (MBCR) Programme

FOLLOWING the success of the Mindfulness-based Chemsex Recovery Programmes in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 we are pleased to announce a course has been scheduled for 2024. The course will take place over 4 half day retreats 1:30PM – 5:30PM, SUNDAY June 30th, and 1PM to 5PM SATURDAYS July 13th & 27th, August 3rd, 2024. […]

Trans Day of Visibility 2024

For Trans Day of Visibility 2024, members of Spectra’s Art Therapy Groups have chosen again to share some of the images that they have made as part of their therapeutic journeys to show the creativity in our community to a wider audience.  Images include paint, digital art, pencil and pen drawings, and collage. They were […]

Sex Worker Health Inclusion Report

You can download a copy of this report here.

Thrive Spectra

Spectra’s counselling services are explained by Becky and Vikki in this short video, which was filmed by ThriveLDN as part of Great Mental Health Day 2024. 

Spectra Biennial Report 2021-2023

Please use the full screen mode for better online reading experience. You can contact us on info@spectra-london.org.uk if you wish to obtain a printable copy.

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: NOVEMBER 20, 2023

“As Spectra, and the Trans Empowerment Programme prepare to mark this year’s Trans Day of Remembrance (the annual commemoration of Trans and non-binary people who are killed each year through hatred and ignorance), our Podcast host Eli speaks with Charlie (a non-binary individual) about being part of the Trans community, and what Trans Day of […]

SPECTRA @ LONDON TRANS PRIDE 2023

July 8th, saw the team from our Trans Empowerment Programme join the thousands of people for London Trans Pride 2023. Joining the march to amplify the voice to the Trans community, fighting for equal rights! Below are some of the images captured from the day:

Spectra @ Pride 2023

ON July 1st, 2023 Team Spectra joined the Pride in London Parade, and below is a gallery of images from the day. As always it is so good to march with colleagues peers, fellow agencies and service users, showing strength in numbers, celebrating in solidarity. If you have any images from the day, you would […]

South West London Sexual Health and HIV Prevention Service for High Risk Groups – Press Release

Following a 2022 procurement exercise for Sexual Health and HIV Prevention services to the London boroughs of Wandsworth, Richmond, Sutton, Kingston and Merton, previous contract holders Spectra and partners METRO Charity and KWA Africa, all community based peer support agencies, will continue to deliver service provision. Services, for people who live, work, or attend education […]

Remembering Simon Dennis

Spectra are deeply saddened to share the news of the death of our Board member and Trustee, Simon.  Simon was a long-time supporter of Spectra – a fiercely intelligent man, generous of spirit and his time, always willing to challenge us to do more, to do better, to do smarter and more compassionately. Making a […]

Spectra @ Trans Pride: London & Brighton

July 9th we joined the tens of thousands of people walking in the London Trans Pride march and a week later Jul 16th we were at the #TransPrideBrighton 2022 park, here is a small selection of images from both days:

SPECTRA @ PRIDE 2022

After a three year hiatus, we got to march in the Pride In London 2022 parade. It was so great to have colleagues, peers, service users, and members of our Pyramid Youth Group join us to walk the new route this year, feeling the love of the crowds and show our true selves! Here is […]

A Letter from Myfanwy

Hi, I would just like to express my deep gratitude to all of you at Spectra for the tremendous support you are giving to those of us in the trans and non-binary communities. I am very nearly 62 years old, and have been borderline trans, or something resembling it, for pretty much all my life, […]

Sexual Health Dramatherapy Group

GBTQ MEN LIVING WITH A DISABILITY, HEALTH CONDITION AND/OR ARE NEURODIVERSE – THERAPY SUPPORT GROUP. Spectra are launching a, peer-delivered, 10-week therapy group for gay, bisexual, and queer, cis and trans men to support living with their visible and hidden difference, from May 17th, 2022, to be held in a private and easily accessible location […]