Redbridge sexual health charity to promote women’s wellbeing at open day

PUBLISHED: 13:48 13 September 2016 | UPDATED: 14:14 13 September 2016

Redbridge Library

Redbridge Library


A charity will be promoting reproductive, mental and sexual wellbeing for women in the borough, at an open day later this month.

The event “Redbridge Women: Shaping Our Future”, organised by the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), will explore a whole host of issues affecting the wellbeing of women, including faith, domestic violence and sexual health.

The open day, held at Redbridge Central Library, in Clements Road, Ilford, starts at 2pm on September 24 and includes a free crèche and refreshments.

Speakers include Dr Edwin Mapara, leading specialist in treating women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM), and Dr Yansie Rolston, who is a specialist on self-esteem and mental health. Refuge, which provides support to women and children escaping domestic abuse, will be there to answer questions.

There will also be the opportunity for women to test for HIV and chlamydia, and access condoms.

Vernal Scott, community engagement officer at THT, said: “We are proud to be holding this important event with the intention of informing and empowering women on issues that affect their lives.

“It’s a great opportunity for women in Redbridge to come together for discussion and debate, and to hear from our brilliant speakers. It should be a fantastic day and the THT team will be on hand to answer any questions people might have about HIV and sexual health.”

For more information call Terrence Higgins Trust’s Redbridge team on 0208 069 0100.

If you have any questions about HIV, you can also call Terrence Higgins Trust’s free, confidential helpline THT Direct on 0808 802 1221 or click here.

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