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2nd Floor 
37 Tamworth Road
Croydon, CR0 1XU 

OPAM provides a confidential and support setting where straight/heterosexual and MSM African/Caribbean men infected by HIV/AIDS, come to share experiences learn to live and cope with the disease and differing sexual orientations through Community Cohesion, Health, and positive prevention strategies:

 

Community cohesion
  • Combating isolation among HIV positive African/Caribbean men of all sexual orientation

  • For one to one support on social issues

  • Peer support group sessions

  • Telephone support at your home

  • For buddying and befriending at home and in hospital

  • Social cohesion between HIV positive African/Caribbean heterosexual and homosexual men.

Health Peer supported strategies on
  • Reduction/avoidance of harmful substances

  • Fitness improvement both physical and mental

  • For building the economic muscle

Positive prevention
  • The reinforcement of safer sex

  • The reinforcement of good eating habits

  • The reinforcement of nutrition maximising cooking methods

  • The reinforcement of collective and personal advocacy.

 

All this is achieved through the delivery of the following well structured and goal oriented activities:

Peer led fitness for cohesion sessions- Balance the state of your mind, soul and body

Forum theatre session- The psychological surgical removal of prejudices in terms of sexual orientation

Empowerment seminars/workshops- Share views and experiences with others and experts

Outreach work- Exploring environment by reaching out to others

IT based activities- For enhancing communication skills and sharpening creative skills.

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