LATEST NEWS

We hope to be able to bring you any new and breaking news regarding the clinic and its services and this is where it will appear.


 OCT  30 SUN 

WORLD AIDS DAY

It's almost here again... 1st December 2022 is World AIDS Day.

Whether you are looking for more information about the day, would to like to know how to donate money to the cause or maybe volunteer some time for promoting events, help to raise money and or awareness by selling red ribbons. Perhaps you are a business and would like to promote the event or simply link to the site (as we're doing)... take a look at https://www.worldaidsday.org/.


 OCT  14 FRI 

INFORMATION: MONKEYPOX

Anyone can get monkeypox, but currently most cases are in men who are gay, bisexual or have sex with men. It spreads through close physical contact, like kissing, skin-to-skin, sex or sharing things like bedding and towels. More info at Monkeypox - NHS.


 SEP  20 TUE 

SERVICES MENU HAS AN UPDATE

We are continually improving the Services menu by providing new information and links as we get them. Please check back regularly. The Workshops and Courses section is new and provides a diary-style look at forthcoming events.


 SEP  10 SAT 

SOME HEALTH TIPS AND GUIDELINES FROM OUR NHS

Our very own Dr Laura Byrne, Consultant in HIV Medicine, has highlighted some useful NHS webpages that give advice, tips and guidelines about physical exercise and the strengths and benefits of trying to keep fit and stay healthy.

Amongst the Services pages on this site, are some handy links to these NHS web pages. Here's three of the pages:

 

NHS - Benefits of exercise - It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. It's free, easy to take, has an immediate effect, and you don't need a GP to get some. Its name? Exercise.

 

NHS - How to improve your strength and flexibility - Strength and flexibility exercises will help you increase muscle strength, maintain bone density, improve balance and reduce joint pain.

 

NHS - Walking for health - walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier.


 AUG  25 THU 

COST OF LIVING CRISIS

We've gathered a list of local London borough government websites that are providing some information regarding charities and organisations that may be able to offer support, assistance and guidance during these testing times of financial hardship that possibly all of us are suffering from.

There are seven known boroughs included in the list, and we'll add more as we learn of them. Click/tap on the image below for more information.

 

 


 AUG  3 WED 

LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC LGBTQ+ SERVICE?

The charity Outlife have created a very handy database of many services and businesses that are either LGBTQ+ specific or 'gay-friendly.' From HIV and sexual health issues to services aimed at Youth, or Older members of the community, if you're looking for a particular service, then check out their website and the detailed search facility to find an LGBTQ+ organisation or service in and around London town. Click or tap on the logo below.

 

 

 


 AUG  3 WED 

SEEDLINGS THE INITIATIVE IS BACK

Seedlings the initiative between Positively UK and the Courtyard Clinic has now restarted for 2022.

 

EACH WEEK WE WILL:

  • Learn about how to grow vegetables
  • And exchange recipes for preparing them
  • Learn more about horticulture
  • Tips on how to construct & maintain your garden
  • Living well with a long term condition
  • Explore ideas for looking after your own physical and mental health & wellbeing
18th October How to prune shrubs
25th October Visit Clapham Farm (To Be Confirmed)
1st November Basis of Permaculture
8th November How to take care of your indoors plants
15th November How to make compost
22nd November Upcycle in the garden
29th November Prepare the garden for winter

 

If you are interested in joining in or would like further information then you can email: vircucchi@hotmail.com or call 020 8725 3437.


 JUL  25 MON 

VACCINATIONS FOR ADULTS LIVING WITH HIV

Due to the nature of HIV, patients are prone to common infections despite anti-retroviral therapy. An effective method to combat this is the use of vaccinations. This booklet outlines the infections that can be vaccinated against. Tap/click on the leaflet cover to open the booklet.


 JUL  1 FRI 


 JUN  28 TUE 

 

SMASH - MIND AND BODY - THERE ARE DAILY AND FREE EVENTS

We are delighted to work with NAM to create Positive Fitness! Although this workout has been created for people living with HIV, it's also suitable for Every Body so why not get your friends and family involved and get moving together!

 


 JUN  10 FRI 

 

SPEAKING POSITIVE - A NEW WORKSHOP FOR LATIN AMERICAN PEOPLE WITH HIV IN LONDON

Fast Track Cities, a group forming of the voluntary and community sector, academics, clinicians, commissioners and providers, other areas of the NHS and directors of public health are organising a project to address a community's self-stigma when living with HIV. Specifically, Latin Americans living in London. Aimed at starting towards the end of June 2022, the workshops will be in both Spanish and Portuguese.

Click/Tap on the flags below for more information.

 

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