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What We DoMen Only Tayside is an innovative and leading sexual health partnership between NHS Tayside and Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland.Together, we provide sexual health clinics for men who have sex with men (MSM) and men who have sex with men and women (MSMW). We also work in your community providing sexual health information and advice, free condoms and lube and provide regular outreach in bars and clubs throughout Tayside.Our vision is that all MSM living in Tayside are able to easily access individualised sexual healthcare and HIV prevention interventions and support services. These services are welcoming, inclusive, responsive to local need, evidence-based and both quality and outcome-driven.Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland supports Men Only Tayside with a team of volunteers and a Health Promotion Specialist. As the largest sexual health and HIV charity in the UK, their mission is to:• Maximise sexual health in the UK, and minimise the spread of HIV and STIs, by encouraging people to value their sexual health and by leading innovation to increase access to local sexual health services,• Empower everyone living with HIV in the UK to maximise their health and wellbeing by working to ensure the best possible HIV treatment and support services,• Lead public and political support for HIV and sexual health issues, and campaign to eradicate stigma and discrimination.Working in partnership with a Scottish health authority and the third sector, Men Only Tayside is able to provide the best services possible to the local citizens of Tayside.We were recently awarded a NHS Tayside Quality Award under the category ‘Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Communities and their Local Citizens’.In 2013 we won a Wellbeing in Sexual Health & HIV Award
CampaignsMen Only Tayside (MOT) are running a series of ‘Get MOTivated’ events in Tayside throughout Scottish Co-production Week.The events are open to all gay, bi and men who have sex with men in Perth and Kinross, Dundee and Angus with a local event in each of these areas. Working to reduce health inequalities, MOT is committed to engaging fully with the local community and these events provide a way for local men to develop and shape our service.We have worked with Angus Alive, Live Active Perth and Kinross and Leisure and Culture Dundee to provide men who attend with free leisure passes and gym memberships. Please come along, the events will be non-formal, non-stigmatising, a way for you to have your say. Partners and friends are welcome, too!You can also follow the #CoProWeekScot hashtag for more information via Twitter and Facebook.That Awkward Moment Film LaunchWe are extremely excited to launch our brand new short film That Awkward Moment!Brought to you by Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland and NHS Tayside and developed by Microdot Films, #TAM will make you laugh but also think twice about using condoms and lube. Lots of hard work has gone into the making of this film by our staff team, volunteers and the many lovely guys in Tayside who wanted to help us out. Sit back, relax and enjoy...You can tell us what you think by using #TAM on Facebook and Twitter. Please also share this with family and friends and spread #TAM's important messages.” Get F@*%ed Film LaunchMOT is pleased to announce the launch of “Get F@*%ed”, a film made by young men in Tayside talking honestly and openly about their sexual health and how HIV affects their lives.The project was made possible with funding from Young Scot.Watch it here:
VolunteeringGot a couple of extra hours to spare during the week or at weekends? Want to update your skills? Want something on your CV to impress future employers or colleges/universities? Volunteering with us could be for you!Volunteering with Men Only Tayside is managed through Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland. As a national UK-wide charity, Terrence Higgins Trust puts major emphasis on the importance of valuing and supporting our many hundreds of volunteers all across Britain.Our Volunteers can get involved in all sorts of things, but primarily in Tayside we need lots of Health Promotion Volunteers who are ready, willing and able to work with people in their communities to have healthier and safer sex lives.You can find out more about volunteering with Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland online, as well as submitting a note of interest to get involved. For other enquiries you can contact Julie,our Volunteer Co-ordinator, on 01382 561 839 or email email@example.com
OutreachTerrence Higgins Trust Scotland provide regular outreach services in a number of different environments. From colleges and universities to pubs, clubs and public sex environments, our team of staff and volunteers can often be spotted in their blue t-shirts with lots of condoms, lube and of course friendly smiles!Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland also provide outreach in ‘virtual sex environments’, like on Gaydar, Grindr, GROWLr and Squirt. If you ever see the ‘MOT’ profile on any of these apps or websites, don’t forget to give us a shout! Our staff can answer any of your sexual health related questions and queries and provide support around HIV and STI testing or any other issues you’re faced with.If you would like to host the Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland outreach team in your venue; maybe you’r holding a big event, or have a special guest performing live…we’d be happy to be there promoting safer sex. Just drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
One to One SupportWhatever is on your mind, NHS Tayside and THT Scotland are here to support you! Through our Health Promotion Specialist we can help you with a wide range of issues including coming out; low self-esteem and hate crime and homo/trans/biphobia. We can also help you if you have been diagnosed with HIV and support you to tell your family or friends about your HIV status.If we don't know the answers to your queries, we'll know someone who will. Don’t be scared, it’s best to ask! Support can be given in an environment which suits you. This could be your home, a café/coffee shop, work, school, college, university or at any one of our MOT clinics. It’s up to you!Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland can also offer a free counselling service through one of our many trained Counsellors in Scotland.If you contact THT Scotland at email@example.com or 01382 561 839, you can chat things through and make arrangements. All support is completely confidential and the information you share with us will not be shared with any other organisation or person, including NHS Tayside, without your explicit consent.If online or telephone support is more your thing,there are a number of other ways to contact Terrence Higgins Trust. Although these are national services run by the charity from London, they are still appropriate and relevant for you in Scotland.Take a look at their website - THT Direct
Get in TouchWe’ve got lots of different ways for you to get in touch with us here at Men Only Tayside; lots of different ways because we love to hear from lots of different people.We have great Facebook and Twitter pages, just search for ‘Men Only Tayside’ to connect with us on social media or click on the icons below. You can also find us on Instagram, where we post lots of pictures of our work in your local area! THT Scotland can take any enquiries relating to most aspects of the service from the community and other professionals.Dundee Office: 01382 561 839Glasgow Office: 0141 332 3838 (ask for Health Promotion Team)Or you can email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.comWhether it’s a question, a request, praise for our service or to tell us about how we can improve you experience; we want to know about it.
Sign UpIf you’d like to be the first to hear about latest developments with your Men Only Tayside service, find out about training and events in your local area, or just generally would like to stay in the loop…sign up is what you should do!Sign up here.When you sign up to Men Only Tayside, you’ll also become automatically enrolled into Terrence Higgins Trust’s Membership Scheme. This will keep you up to date with the latest developments relating to sexual health in the UK and around the world. More info about Membership can be found here.There’s no need for you to sign up though, we’ll do this for you!
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