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About this service

Funded by Fast Track Cities, the HIV Mentoring Programme supports people living with HIV who are 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 and the Harrison Wing at Guy'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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently this service is provided over the telephone. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any support face to face. We look forward to resuming services fully once it is appropriate to do so.

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) or the Caldecot Centre at King’s College Hospital (Lambeth).

Why people use this service

  • 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 jaime.sylla@metrocharity.org.uk or call 07951 072654. 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.

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