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Peer Support

If you would like help to stay HIV negative or simply would like to explore questions related to your sex-life with a peer and in a relaxed environment, One of the Metro Centre's award-winning peer support services could be for you. Each programme lasts about 5 months (though short term versions are also available). Participants are paired with trained mentors and meet every 2 or so weeks to share views and experiences that help participants have a happier and healthier sex life and a great sense of well-being.

MetroSafe

MetroSafe is for gay and bisexual men of all ages. Contact James or Rob for more information.

Metrosafe Online

MetroSafe Online is the new version of our award-winning mentoring program. It is offered to gay and bisexual men of all ages from all parts of England. Mentees and mentors have regular sessions using SKYPE. Contact James or Rob for more information.


You can download free SKYPE by clicking on the links below:

Windows or Mac



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Michael - Counselling

I gained a huge amount of help from the counselling service and would like to thank the service for offering so much support.

Abimbola- First Point

It has been a long time since I felt that someone actually listened to me.

Simon - Mentoring

By discussing things at such an intimate level with my mentor, I really came face to face with some of the reasons why I was taking chances before.

Sarah - Counselling

The help and understanding I experienced from everyone I came into contact with whilst using the Metroís services was amazing.

Joan - First Point

Thank you so much for taking time to listen to me and truly understand how I am feeling. This is the only appointment I've had regarding HIV that didnít feel rushed.

Kwasi - Mentoring

During the 6 month programme, I developed a close relationship with my mentor. Knowing that I would have to talk to him honestly about what I did in the previous 2 weeks somehow forced me to be safe every time I had an encounter.

Joe - Mentoring

The programme had such an impact on my life that I decided to come on board as a volunteer mentor!

Ebere - First Point

I wish this service was around when I was newly diagnosed. I felt my world had fallen apart around me and I didn't know which way to turn for support. You are offering a very valuable service.

David - Counselling

Outstanding people. Outstanding service. Outstanding counselling. Truly something that has allowed me to turn my life around.

Peter- First Point

I felt so relieved to have a named First Point worker who I can call if I need to be referred to a particular service.

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