This service is for all gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men who want to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to take control of their sexual health and make informed decisions.
WHO IS THIS SERVICE FOR?
This service is for anyone who identifies as a gay or bisexual man. This includes trans men, non-binary or gender-fluid people who want to access spaces for men. This service is also available to men who have sexual and/or romantic relationships with other men, but don’t identify as gay or bisexual.
We promise you a welcoming, confidential and supportive service, free from judgement and discrimination.
Our support services
Sexual health testing
If you are having regular sex, and in particular anal sex, we recommend getting a regular sexual health check up every 3 months.
At Waverley Care, we offer rapid HIV and syphilis testing via our drop-in clinics. Rapid testing is a quick and easy way to test for HIV or syphilis. The test only requires a tiny drop of blood and results are instant – there is no need to send the sample to the lab.
You can find testing services near you and book a test via our service finder.
One to one support
The fear of stigma, judgment or discrimination can make it difficult to speak up – whether to friends and families or to doctors and other services – which often results in feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Through one to one support, our Health Improvement Coordinators will work with you to make informed choices about the sex you’re having, and your sexual, physical and mental health and wellbeing.
One to one support can be provided in person or online. We can discuss a broad range of topics, including:
- sex, relationships and sexual health,
- HIV and other sexually transmitted infections,
- coming to terms with your sexuality,
- coming out,
- making social connections within the LGBTQ+ community,
- reporting a hate crime.
At Waverley Care, we can put you in touch with one of our trained peer mentors who have lived experience of HIV, who can help you work through some of the challenges you may be facing in your day to day life.
We provide opportunities for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men to meet up, socialise and get support from each other in a confidential, relaxed setting both as a group and one to one with a trained peer mentor.
Community outreach work
You’ll find us in the community distributing condoms and lube, and making sure people can access information and advice.
We also have a presence on apps, such as Grindr, where you can ask questions about anything relating to the sex you are having, your sexual health and wellbeing and safer sex.
Looking for support?
If you are looking for tailored support and advice for gay, bisexual and all men who have sex with men, we're here to help - just get in touch.