RISE YEAR ONE
Vauxhall Gardens July 2016
Rise Team in full flare
Lewisham College Campus
Leros Magazine Advert
Rise team testing Islamic Faith Leaders- Lewisham
HRH Prince Harry visits nOscars
NHTW: Southbank University:
Rise Team testing HRH Prince Leo
REF- SFSC Parents in action
Parenting Class of SFSC- Graduation Time !
BAME MSM Self development workshop
Commissioner Jennnifer Reiter with HRH Prince Harry
Rise at nOscars
Rise Naz Team
Rise team with Caroline Dinenage MP
Interfaith Harmony Breakfast
Graduating class of SFSC with Cllr Jim Dickson
What partners had to say
The Rise Partnership has been great working across Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham especially as GMFA are now once again based in Brixton. Sharing experiences and interventions about sexual health between each partner has really helped show how specific services can learn from each other, and continue to promote the work of the partnership
Nicholas Baker GMFA
The RISE Partnership has been extremely beneficial for London Friend, allowing us to deliver more services in three of the London Boroughs where we see the greatest number of clients. It has allowed us to create new services such as Chemcheck and the Chemsex Workshops, adding additional intervention options, at different levels of need, for our clients. We’re also delighted to build on existing links with GMFA and Race Equality Foundation that we had through the Department of Health’s Strategic Partner Programme, and are particularly pleased to expand our partnership with Naz further through the SASH sexual health partnership in the Tri-Borough area of central and west London.
Jamie Wills Antidote
Comments about ChemSex Workshops
Tonight was great, difficult but real”
“I felt emotional today but you made me feel safe to feel like that”
The honesty & finally getting to talk about my using”
A really positive session where I felt the discussion addressed issues I had not looked at before”
“I really got to understand more about where I am & feel & am slightly more confident in what I need to do – It’s a lot clearer”
Finding a Boyfriend Class….
Usually I only have sex when I am either feeling lonely or bored and go on Grindr and sometimes this meant I would have sex with just whoever was online. I now realise I’ve been having riskier sex than I want to. It was good to learn about PEP and PrEP because I feel more confident knowing my options (Service user from Lambeth)
As an older gay man coming out of a 17-year relationship with a significant other the idea of getting out on the scene and meeting someone ‘new’ filled me with anxiety and dread. But thanks to this course I now feel ready to enjoy dating and my sex life especially realising my knowledge about HIV was very out of date!”
I learned how to use a condom safely – how to put it on and not to use oil based lube (demo of oil on latex was good). I feel I can now be more assertive and to tell someone to stop doing something I’m not enjoying.
“I learned more about the anatomy of the arse which will help me to enjoy sex more, do it safely and learnt more about STIs. Great course, thank you!”
This course helped increase my understanding of anal anatomy so that I know how to have safe and less painful sex. The walkthrough of STIs was really informative and has helped me to understand some of the signs to look for. It was great to meet other gay men and know that they had similar fears and issues!
“Thoroughly informed! I arrived fearful, apprehensive yet curious. I particularly enjoyed the exercise on what would stop me engaging in or enjoying anal sex, being provided with action points from the trainers helped me significantly in identifying what I can do independently and with help from other services.”
HIV testing comments
“My parents both have HIV, they say they are ‘undetectable’ they are taking medicines regularly. Me and my brother are negative, I still like to test and reconfirm. Good I saw you in my college campus” (Mixed black heterosexual male from Lambeth)
I would not know I have HIV if you didn’t’t test me at the asylum office that evening ….I will always remember you…thank you…(Black African MSM from Gambia)
Our men don’t like to wear rubber, we women have to test to know whats going on…if anything (40 year old African woman from Southwark)
WHAT IS RISE?
WHAT’S ON IN LSL?
Each of the 4 partners have a proven track record of working with communities disproportionately affected by poor sexual health outcomes.
The Rise partners will be delivering a range of educational, group work, 1-2-1 and online activities accessible to our target population groups across the three boroughs.
Parminder Sekhon, Director of Programmes for Black African and Caribbean communities including Testing Faith
firstname.lastname@example.org 0208 741 1879
Michael Flaherty Community Engagement Officer for MSM services
email@example.com 0207 738 6872
Leandra Box Programme Manager for SFSC Parenting Course on
firstname.lastname@example.org 0207 428 1885
Jamie Willis, Outreach & Training Manager for MSM services on email@example.com or call 0207 833 1674
SEXUAL HEALTH & SCREENING
Gay, Bi-Sexual & MSM
BLACK AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN