NHS HIV Testing

This is a gentle reminder that East Suffolk Councils Community Help Team will be in Lowestoft town tomorrow with the NHS Wellness on Wheels Bus.

Also in attendance will be the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT). They have a national campaign called ‘National HIV Testing week’ (NHIVTW) and obviously THT Suffolk with be bringing this campaign to Suffolk, it will start from 5th February through to Friday 9th February This campaign encourages everyone to go and test for HIV whether that be face 2 face testing on the bus or the many ways to test at home.

As you know this is designed as a drop-in public engagement event, a chance to listen to and answer any queries the public may have, whilst promoting & providing access to your services and general Health & Wellbeing advice.

Location Address: 61 London Rd N, Lowestoft NR32 1LT.  What 3 Words:  ///wipe.battle.trio

Please arrive from 9.30am with an expected start of 10am and finish by 3pm.

The NHS have also requested our support to continue this Health & Wellbeing engagement throughout 2024. Please see the proposed dates below for your diary.

  • 6th February
  • 16th February
  • 19th February (Cancelled due to Half term commitments.)
  • 8th March
  • 12th March
  • 26th March

If you require any further information, please do drop me a line.

Freedom Programme

We are delighted to announce that we will be starting our next session of The Freedom Programme on Wednesday 10th January 2024. The attached link gives details of the programme: if you feel this is something you could benefit from, we will be holding another session of the programme later in the year, so please get in touch to register. www.freedomprogramme.co.uk

Feedback from previous attendees:

“I believe now, I am good enough! I have choices now. I follow what feels right now and I am in control of me! I’m very assertive now, and confident and comfortable in my own skin again.”

“My first meeting was such an eye opener! I am not the only person going through stuff like this and I didn’t expect it to be as informative as it was. I was glued to the meeting for the 2 hours. For the next 10 weeks I gladly joined my weekly meetings. How to explain how I felt aft the 10 weeks was like a jigsaw in my head had placed all the pieces together. It is heard to realise or to admit to friends you need help or something is not right, but this course made me realise I am not alone.”

“When I started I was stuck, I could see no way out, I was surviving. Now I am thriving.”

Christmas Closing

We would like thank you for all your support during the last year and wish you all a very peaceful and happy Christmas.  We look forward to meeting with you all in the New Year

Our office will be closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 until Tuesday 2nd January 2024

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