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St Andrew’s Healthcare

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St Andrew’s Healthcare is the largest charitable provider of specialist mental healthcare to the NHS. We are proud to be the second highest ranking healthcare provider in the 2015 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, rising more than 60 places overall from last year. We want patients and employees to be able to be themselves and to […]

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Dr Rosemary Gillespie appointed as Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rosemary Gillespie as its new Chief Executive. Dr Gillespie joins the charity from the role of Chief Executive of international HIV awareness charity AVERT. Her previous roles have included Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Research for […]

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Over-training

There isn’t a medical expert in the world who would say exercise is bad for us. However, the old adage ‘too much of a good thing’ also applies here. So when does a healthy active life tip over into over-training and even exercise addiction? What is over-training? To get fitter you need to put stress […]

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LGBT Mental Health

With World Mental Health Day, Alison Brumfitt from South London and St George’s Mental Health Trust takes a look at the mental health issues facing LGBTs. It’s not surprising that a high numbers of the LGBT community suffer with mental health problems. On top of all the usual factors that contribute to mental ill health, […]

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Devon’s NHS joins forces with national charity to improve healthcare for lesbian, gay and bisexual people

  Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been successful in a bid to take part in national charity Stonewall’s Health Champion programme. It is the only CCG in the south west to be accepted onto the programme this year and one of just five CCGs in England. Involvement in the programme means […]

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New Qutis Clinic opens in Abingdon

Exciting news for those people in and around South Oxfordshire who have one thing in common – they feel young, vibrant and rejuvenated but the mirror tells a different story. Do we put up and shut up or do we make sure that with a little help, we look as good as we feel. If […]

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Act Aware this World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day – and all year round – we’re asking you to Act Aware. Acting aware means finding out the facts about HIV and using this knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection. Test your HIV knowledge and awareness by taking our online quiz: Are you HIV aware? Act aware by […]

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As Terrence Higgins Trust marks 30 years, Boris Johnson backs HIV testing campaign

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is backing a major HIV testing campaign in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1 December. HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust, which marks its 30th anniversary with a reception at City Hall on 19th November, has launched England’s first ever National HIV Testing Week. […]

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Fire advice for students

Let’s be honest, there isn’t anything particularly exciting about fire safety. So, as you move into your new student home, there’s probably a million and one more interesting things on your mind – but please just take five minutes to read on because fire really could affect you. The fact is that students are one […]

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Domestic abuse campaign – Speak out today

A campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse is being launched by Thames Valley Police in partnership with Domestic Abuse Co-ordinators and Crimestoppers on 14 May 2012. The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness and promote early intervention in an attempt to break the cycle of abuse. Reports of domestic abuse incidents average […]

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HIV Charity mourns Germanwings passenger death

A man who was a volunteer for an HIV charity has been named as one of the passengers killed in […]

Jazz hands – appropriation or inspiration?

The NUS Women’s Campaign has passed an important motion. In an age of female genital mutilation, when more men called […]

OUTINGS comes to Oxford

by Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott. Directed by David Grindley. Following its Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 premiere, the world’s first […]

Brave gay teenager post’s Father’s homophobic messages on Facebook

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A Canadian gay teenager has received support from around the world after he used social media to name and shame […]

The Moor Park Estate – The Perfect Setting For Your Perfect Day

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Set in leafy Hertfordshire, near the picturesque village of Rickmansworth, the Moor Park Estate is situated close to the boarders […]

International Women’s Day

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just […]