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SPECTRA’S STATEMENT ON DRAFTED RSE GUIDANCE

The UK’s Department for Education released a Draft Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Guidance on 16 May, open for consultation until July 11. Please be reminded that as this is draft guidance, schools and providers should continue to work within the framework provided by existing statutory guidance. Spectra is committed […]

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 […]