What We Do
Men Only Tayside (MOT) is an innovative sexual health partnership between NHS Tayside and Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland, operating successfully for a number of years. Our vision is that all gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM) living in Tayside are able to access sexual healthcare together with HIV prevention and support services free from stigma or prejudice.
MOT provides free and confidential sexual health services for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM). Our services are welcoming, inclusive, and responsive to local need and open to trans men and trans women. We work in local communities throughout Tayside providing sexual health information, advice and training as well as practical resources like free condoms and lube. We run regular health promotion events and attend specific events like university and college Freshers’ Fairs. We’ve recently been awarded the LGBT Youth Scotland Gold Charter Mark.
Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland supports MOT with a dedicated, full time Health Promotion Specialist and a team of volunteers from around the region too. This enables us to host and attend events, to provide support for patients in clinics and to offer pop-up clinics throughout the region.
As the largest sexual health and HIV charity in the UK, THT’s mission is to:
- End the transmission of HIV in the UK
- Empower and support people living with HIV to lead healthy lives
- Amplify the voices of those affected by HIV across public and political arenas to eradicate stigma and discrimination
- Enable people to enjoy good sexual health
This unique partnership allows us to provide the best sexual health services possible to people in Tayside. Working closely with community based organisations, we can also take our services to as wide a range of the Tayside population as possible including people in more remote and rural areas in the form of free and confidential sexual health pop-up clinics and health promotion events.
Some of the Sexual Health and THT team at Perth PRIDE 2019
The MOT family, including volunteers at Perth PRIDE 2019