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Local Sexual Health clinics.
Think you might have caught an STI (sexualy transmitted infection)?
Think you might have been exposed to HIV?
1 hour HIV test.
Information giving details of 1 hour HIV testing available in the North East
Think you might have caught syphilis?
A & E Department
Your nearest A & E Department or GP surgery can be located at the above link.
24/7 GP access – Man MOT
All over England ’The Man MOT’ service from the Men’s Health Forum which enables men to contact an NHS GP or other expert using a mobile, tablet or laptop, has launched nationally. Yes, that means men anywhere in England – including where you are – can now contact a GP 24/7. Two types of contact are offered: live text chat with a health professional on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (7-10pm) and a full email service at all other times. The schedule is: Monday and Thursday: text chat with a GP 7-10pm, Wednesday Workshop: text chat on a specific topic with an expert 7-10pm. Email service at all other times: GP to reply within 72 hours. Wednesday workshops change every month. The service has included Men’s Minds Matter taking questions on beating stress and the winter blues. To find out more: www.menshealthforum.org.uk/manmot
National LGBT organisation that advocates equality and justice for all.
THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
The Mental Health Foundation are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.They help people to survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. They do this by: carrying out research, developing practical solutions for better mental health services, campaigning to reduce stigma and discrimination, promoting better mental health for us all. The Mental Health Foundation work across all age ranges and all aspects of mental health.
They are the charity for everyone’s mental wellbeing. If you’re interested in the work they do to fight stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues, sign up to receive email updates about our research, reports, free downloads and fundraising etc on their website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
PROSTATE CANCER UK
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK and its incidence is significantly higher in men over 50. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed every yearand around 250,000 men are currently living with the disease. A number of these men will identify as gay or bisexual. There is no evidence to suggest that gay and bisexual men have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. But if you are in a relationship with another man, be that a long term relationship or one of a purely sexual nature, you are twice as likely as a
heterosexual man or woman to have to deal with prostate cancer in your lifetime; as both partners will have a prostate gland. Prostate Cancer UK recognise that prostate cancer can affect gay and bisexual men differently to heterosexual men and are working in partnership withLGF to set up a support group in Manchester. If you are a gay or bisexual man affected by prostate cancer, or if you would like to be part of a social and support group that offers a safe and confidential environment to discuss your concerns and experiences with other men dealing with similar problems,this group is for you. The ‘Out With Prostate Cancer’ group will meet on the first Saturday of each month (2-4pm) at The LGF’s Community Reosurce Centre. To find out more e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org If you live in theNorth East and are willing to travel to attend the group, but may not be able to due to financial reasons thenProstate Cancer UK can help pay towards your travel costs. Contact Ann MacEwan, Prostate Cancer UK’s support groups manager, for more information. Email:email@example.com Call: 0141 314 0050. And remember…if you are a gay or bisexual man all of Prostate Cancer UK services are open to you. Visit: http://prostatecanceruk.org/ or call: 0800 074 8383.