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New Vacancy at Yorkshire MESMAC - Operations Manager

Yorkshire MESMAC are delighted that we will be offering a service in Hull from January 2015. We are looking for an Operations Manager who can work alongside our Chief Executive to establish and drive forward this innovative sexual health promotion service working with those populations most of risk of sexual ill health. This is an exciting opportunity, for a leader to shape a brand new service, and to have a positive, lasting impact on the Public Health of Hull.

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Vacancies for Service Delivery staff at Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC are delighted that we will be offering a service in Hull from January 2015. We are looking for a number of staff to work alongside the Operations Manager to establish and drive forward this innovative sexual health promotion service working with those populations most of risk of sexual ill health. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a brand new service, and to have a positive, lasting impact on the Public Health of Hull.

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Vacancy for Administration & Finance Worker at Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC are delighted that we will be offering a service in Hull from January 2015. We are looking for a number of staff to work alongside the Operations Manager to establish and drive forward this innovative sexual health promotion service working with those populations most of risk of sexual ill health. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a brand new service, and to have a positive, lasting impact on the Public Health of Hull.

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Beating the Festive 'Blues'

The Christmas and New Year festive season can be a time of happiness, celebration and reconnection with family members but for some, it can also be a time of stress, sadness or loneliness.  Even those who are usually content can experience a lack of fulfillment at this time; it can feel isolating, and those feelings of isolation can make the festive ‘blues’ feel worse.

Our Counselling Co-ordinator looks at some strategies for beating the ‘blues’ at this time of year.

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Link Up - a social group for HIV+ people in Wakefield

Link Up

Link Up - a group for people living with and affected by HIV

Link Up is your social group run by HIV+ people for all HIV+ people and people affected by HIV in the Wakefield District. Perhaps you are newly diagnosed and want some support; or perhaps you have been living with HIV for some time and would like to make some new friends and have some fun. Either way you are not alone. Free food and drink will be provided.

The group meets every fourth Thursday in the month 7pm to 9pm (excluding December) at a safe and confidential Wakefield city centre location. For more informatiion, please contact Mark Tyson on 07955 005 113, or at the Wakefield office 01924 211 116 or email m.tyson@mesmac.co.uk

Sex Toy Party at the New Union, Wakefield

Utter Filth

Yorkshire MESMAC Wakefield and Simply Pleasure is holding a Sex Toy Party for men who have sex with men at the New Union, 2 Almsgate, Wakefield, WF1 1UZ on Tuesday 16th December between 6pm and 8pm!

Come and check out the merchandise and see what you are missing out on. All those who attend will get a lifetime 10% discount card that they can use at Simply Pleasure shops anywhere in the country.

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Wakefield Mental Health Services Survey

Man with big ears awaits your feedback

Over the past year, a group of people from the Clinical Commissioning Group, Wakefield City Council, South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust, housing and the third sector have been working together to review how care is provided locally for people with mental health issues.  The group is made up of clinicians and managers, including therapists, psychiatrists and GPs.

These are the people who commission GP and other NHS services in your area and they would like people in Wakefield to provide feedback on their experience of mental health services locally.

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Yorkshire MESMAC's Board of Trustees has a new Chair

After many years as Chair of Yorkshire MESMAC, Liaqat Ali has stood down.

At last week’s Annual General Meeting, Steve Bridge was appointed into the role.  Steve has been a civil servant for 31 years and is currently working on Adult Social Care policy in the Department of Health. He has been on the Board of Trustees at MESMAC for over two years and brings a wealth of knowledge about the Health and Care system, procurement and grants processes, along with a passion for the HIV prevention and sexual health promotion agenda.

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Exciting new research prompts Community Statement on PrEP

Yorkshire MESMAC has teamed up with other leading HIV prevention organisations to produce a statement from the community about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and how it affects HIV transmission, following research from 2 promising European studies.

The statement calls for PrEP to be made available as soon as possible across England.

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Chat Apps and how they are changing the LGBT community

In the past 5 years we’ve seen an explosion in chat apps designed to help us find love, sex and everything else from the comfort of our smart phones. However, have we considered how this is changing the LBGT community? Furthermore, have we considered whether this is a good or a bad thing?

One of our e-outreach volunteers gives us his view.

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