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Sexual Health Outreach & Community

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The University of Manchester

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M13 9PY

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Ever wondered how sexual health charities work to deliver knowledge and services across a varied range of settings? How do they reach diverse communities across Manchester? Is it different to work in Canal Street than in outer areas of Manchester? In this event, members from Manchester’s largest sexual health charities will provide answers to these questions and discuss the challenges they face and the future of outreach. They will also discuss the role of internet outreach and apps such as Grindr being used to deliver health information. This event is part of a larger conference, “The Place I Call Research: Localising Sociological Inquiry” at The University of Manchester.

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Peter Bamptom, LGBT Foundation (@lgbtfdn)

The LGBT Foundation provides sexual health information and screening across Greater Manchester. This large area encompasses highly urban populations (such as the Gay Village) and more rural settings, as well as a varied population in terms of age, gender, and socio-economic background. Thus, the LGBT Foundation employs a myriad of techniques to connect with this diverse group: netreach (outreach on dating applications), on-site testing both at the headquarters and other locations such as saunas, and programmes such as the support line and Village Angels/Haven.

Paul Fairweather, George House Trust (@georgehousetrst)

George House Trust provides support and advocacy for people living with HIV. One of their programmes, Positively Speaking, brings first-hand accounts of living with HIV to varied audiences across Manchester in schools, universities, and private companies. Given the diversity of the public in ages, background, and previous knowledge, the Positive Speaking program is a perfect example of how a charity works adapts their message for it to work in different contexts. Paul Fairweather, who oversees this programme, will discuss the particularities of some of these contexts and how they are addressed

Emma Zurowski, BHA for Equality (@theBHA)

BHA for Equality’s provides health services for BME, disadvantaged and other marginalised communities. These groups face challenges of their own when accessing health services and, thus, require specific solutions and programmes. Emma Zurowski, PaSH programme lead, can discuss how BHA provides these specific services and the need for them.

The round table will be chaired by Dr Maurice Nagington BNurs(Hons), PhD, lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Manchester (@nagingtonUoM). Dr Nagington’s research has focused on palliative care and, more recently, gay men’s health—particularly relating to ageing, HIV, and chemsex. He has experienced with creative research methods and is currently working on a chemsex project.

This event, and the conference, is supported by The University of Manchester, Department of Sociology, NWDTP and ArtsMethods@Manchester.



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