About this service
Funded by NHS Emergency Department opt-out testing, the HIV Mentoring Programme supports people living with HIV who are newly diagnosed or those who might be lost in care or finding it difficult to take or adhere to their medication. The programme is for patients accessing clinics at the Caldecot Centre at King’s College Hospital, Harrison Wing at Guy's Hospital, Wolverton Centre at Kingston Hospital, Rosehill Clinic at St Helier Hospital, Alexis Clinic at Lewisham Hospital, Trafalgar Clinic at Queen Elisabeth Hospital and Courtyard Clinic at St George's Hospital.
The peer-led approach of the programme is to help getting support feel more comfortable. Our peer mentor will support you by sharing their HIV knowledge and providing emotional support, advice and advocacy around welfare, immigration, housing, drug use and any other issues to you. Our service is tailored around you.
Who can use this service
You need to be living with HIV and receive HIV medical care or be a patient at the Harrison Wing in Guy’s Hospital (Southwark), Caldecot Centre at King’s College Hospital (Lambeth), Wolverton Centre at Kingston Hospital (Kingston), Rosehill Clinic at St Helier Hospital (Sutton) , Alexis Clinic at Lewisham Hospital (Lewisham), Trafalgar Clinic at Queen Elisabeth Hospital (Greenwich) and Courtyard Clinic at St George's Hospital (Wandsworth).
Why people use this service
- I recently received my HIV diagnosis
- I'm struggling to attend my appointments at the HIV clinic
- I have been hospitalised by HIV/AIDS-related illness
- I'm finding it difficult to take my medication all the time
How we can help
- Increase your knowledge around HIV
- Increase your confidence in accessing healthcare
- Feel empowered around your health and wellbeing
Get in touch
For an initial discussion, email [email protected] or call 07494497590. We are also happy to take referrals from health professionals.
We aim to respond to you in 2-3 days. You'll be invited to an initial assessment with a member of the HIV team. This will be a chance to discuss what has brought you to peer mentoring, and whether the service is right for you.Email us