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Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities.
We expect all our staff to be able to demonstrate the following core competencies.
- A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice.
- An ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds in a respectful and empowering way.
- A strong and full commitment to confidentiality.
- Excellent organisational skills.
- The ability to work as part of a diverse team.
We are seeking to appoint to two posts in Leeds: Sessional Community Outreach Worker and Sessional Condom Packer. We encourage applications to one or both posts simultaneously.Read more...
Regular Testing sessions in Keighley
Yorkshire MESMAC are once again working in partnership with the Bradford and Airedale Chlamydia Screening Team and are starting to deliver regular HIV testing in Keighley.
The sessions run every Monday between 3 and 5pm and Yorkshire MESMAC will be present on the last Monday of the month to add HIV testing to the services already available (chlamydia and gonorrhoea screening, free condoms etc...)
The sessions are taking place in Connexions in Keighley Town Hall.
For more info/directions etc...please contact Jonathan on: 07810550534 or email: email@example.com
If you are a sauna user, you can access free, fast and confidential HIV testing in either the Basement Sauna and Steam Complex Sauna.
In the Steam Complex, there is a full sexual health testing service every Tuesday between 12 noon and 2.30pm and special testing events at weekends. Thanks to the Steam Complex Sauna & Leeds Centre for Sexual Health, we now have our very own men who have sex with men targeted full HIV/STI testing clinic at 8 Eyres Avenue, Armley, LS12 3BA. We will be updating special testing events on our calendar, please click here for the next ones.Read more...
Quickie HIV Testing in Leeds
Yorkshire MESMAC in Leeds has a number of places where you can access free, rapid HIV test or a pee in a pot Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea test in drop-in sessions:
At 60 Upper Basinghall Street, Leeds, LS1 5HR
Every Tuesday and Thursday 6pm – 8pm
First Saturday of the month 12 noon – 3pm
At Basement Sauna Complex, 7 Heaton Court, Leeds, LS1 4LJ
First Sundays of the month 2pm – 4pm
At Steam Complex Sauna, 8 Eyres Avenue, Leeds, LS12 3BA (for all HIV/STI testing)
Every Tuesday 12 noon – 2.30pm
A HIV positive diagnosis can be an isolating event. Quite apart from the dent to your self-esteem and dealing with the stigma there is the thorny issue of disclosure. Who can I trust to talk to about this? Will people judge me?
Sometimes what is needed is some help and support from another HIV positive person, a Yorkshire MESMAC Community Development Worker or a Counsellor. More often than not, however, the most effective way to get your life back on track is to make some new friendsRead more...