Positive East

Re:Assure Women's Project

Re:Assure is London’s only programme that provides targeted interventions to HIV positive women who have experienced, or are living in, environments of domestic violence, are survivors of rape and those who are refugees or asylum seekers.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1001582)

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

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Situation

Research from the WHO, the UN, Rape Crisis, NAT and BHIVA amongst others, evidences that HIV positive women who have experienced past trauma are at significant and increased risk of poor mental health, extreme social exclusion and lower adherence to HIV medication. Therefore, Re:Assure provides targeted interventions to HIV positive women to help them overcome past traumas and improve their mental and physical health.

Solution

Annually, the programme supports 150 women directly and 500 indirectly. Activities to solve the above problems include: psychological therapy; ‘Self expression, sex and relationships’ and ‘Tree of Life’ training courses; peer support; ESOL, computer and employment workshops; volunteering, and sign posting. Re:Assure also provides expert reports and support at immigration tribunals. Activities are managed by a Clinical Psychologist and peer support volunteers.