It’s uncertain times right now and we are all having to adjust. You may already have your own ways of coping and the resources that you’re using. But here at cliniQ we just want to make sure that we’ve got you covered.
We are continuing to run the services we can remotely. We have also compiled a list below of other services, activities and resources which may be of use to you during this time.
If you have any questions please get in touch.
E-mail: email@example.com Text/Voicemail: 07545 143797
We have moved our counselling sessions online. To complete an on-line application for counselling please use the following link: Counselling Application Form
If you would like help with the application process or have any other questions about our Counselling and Wellbeing services please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text or Voicemail 07545 143797
cliniQ Tuesday at the Caldecot Centre
The Caldecot Centre at King’s College hospital is running a very limited service in view of the coronavirus outbreak. All routine appointments and walk-in services are being cancelled.
If you need an STI screen and live in London you can access online testing at www.camberwell.shl.uk
If you have been to the Tuesday cliniQ service at the Caldecot Centre before and need a hormone injection you can e-mail us at email@example.com We will refer your enquiry to our doctor who will contact you to discuss your needs. This is NOT an appointment to be seen. Please DO NOT come to the clinic unless advised to by our doctor.
If you have any symptoms of fever or new continuous cough you should self-isolate for seven days. You should not attend the clinic or your GP but should use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.
If you are concerned you should call 111
For further information visit the NHS coronavirus website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
cliniQ’s yoga instructor Gosia is offering two free online yoga classes a week for people of all abilities. The classes are being offered over Zoom which you can download for free here: https://zoom.us/support/download
Class details below, please contact cliniQ in advance for joining instructions:
• Wednesday at 7pm for Flow/ Restore/ Breath class.
• Saturday at 12pm for a dynamic, movement based class of Hatha Yoga.
Other support and resources:
ACCESSING FOOD, MEDICATION, COMMUNITY SUPPORT:
QueerCare is helping people deal with the COVID-19 pandemic by providing guidance on how to do support for people effected in safe ways which do not spread the infection or put more people at risk, and helping people link up in local groups which do dispatch and safeguarding in effective ways. More information on how to receive or offer support here: https://www.facebook.com/queercare/
London LGBTIQ+ Mutual Aid Support, organised by Outside Project for LGBTQI+ people to request support from a neighbour: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeY2kJIZ3CK_ZeVnK…/viewform
G(end)er Swap are still accepting and offering clothes donations:
The government has a register you can sign up to, if you are extremely vulnerable to Covid-19. This is for help with having food and medication delivered to your home: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
HOUSING ACCESS & ADVICE:
Stonewall Housing are accepting new advice case referrals via their online referral form: https://stonewallhousing.org/services/referral-form/
Their advice line is open as usual, from 10am – 1pm Monday – Friday 020 7359 5767
The Outside Project have opened up more hostel spaces as of 30th March 2020, referrals are through Stonewall Housing, via this form: https://stonewallhousing.org/services/referral-form/
StreetLink London can help you access housing if you are
sleeping rough. Contact them by phone on 0300 500 0914, or through their website www.streetlink.org.uk
Shelter provide free advice on housing and homelessness. Their helpline is open every day, 8am – 8pm weekdays, 9am – 5pm weekends.
Phone: 0808 800 4444
EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS AND BENEFITS ADVICE:
ACAS have up to date employment rights information available on their website: https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus
Turn2Us have information about Covid-19, benefits and financial aid available on their website: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/About-Us
DOMESTIC ABUSE , HATE CRIME AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT:
Galop are continuing to offer support about hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse by completing their online form at http://galop.org.uk/report
Or by calling 020 7704 2040, open Monday – Friday 10am – 12.30pm / 1.30pm – 4pm
The National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline continues to be open the usual hours of:
Monday-Friday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday to Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Telephone: 0800 999 5428
London Friend’s specialist domestic abuse counselling service is open to referrals for video or telephone counselling (though it is operating a waiting list). You can self-refer via the London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership here: http://lgbtdap.org.uk/
DRUG AND ALCOHOL SUPPORT:
Drink and Drugs News have published advice on drug use and Covid-19 here:
Antidote drug and alcohol support at London Friend is accepting new referrals via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To support yourself at home, Antidote have created some resources on their website to help you make changes from home, support yourself at difficult times, and links to their drug & alcohol harm reduction information: https://londonfriend.org.uk/antidote-home-care/
Opening Doors London offer a telephone befriending service for LGBT+ people aged over 50 who would like to receive a weekly phone call. They are currently taking referrals by email email@example.com and phone call 020 7239 0400.
Gendered Intelligence has moved their Youth Groups online in accordance with social distancing guidance. To join or find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘ONLINE YOUTH GROUPS’. Include your name, age, whereabouts you live in the country and if you are ok with being phone by a GI youth worker to first of all check-in and find out your needs for being involved, include your mobile number. You don’t have to send any details at first if you just want to ask us a question.
SEX WORKER SUPPORT:
SWARM sex worker collective have set up an emergency fund for UK sex workers impacted by Covid-19. You can access the fund by sending them an email to email@example.com or a message on twitter @sexworkhive or instagram @swarmhive.
Free Movement are publishing regularly updated simple and clear information regarding Covid-19 and the UK Immigration System available here: https://www.freemovement.org.uk/coronavirus/
SEX AND COVID-19
Prepster have published guides on sex and Covid-19: https://prepster.info/covid/
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING:
Mindline Trans+ is an emotional and mental health support line for anyone identifying as trans, non-binary or gender variant, and their families, friends, colleagues and carers.
The phone line is open Mondays and Fridays 8pm to midnight.
Phone number: 0300 330 5468
Check out this list for free or fair-cost online wellness led by People of Colour, Womxn and Queer folks:
Galop have created a resource about trans resilience in isolation, available here: http://www.galop.org.uk/trans-resilience-in-isolation/
The national mental health charity MIND have published resources on Covid-19 and wellbeing: https://www.mind.org.uk/info…/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing
Headspace are offering free meditations to ‘weather the storm’:
GENERAL LISTENING AND ADVICE:
The London LGBT+ Switchboard helpline is offers listening and advice over phone and email.
Phone: 0300 330 0630 – open 10am – 10pm every day
The Samaritans listening service can be reached at any time.
Phone: 116 123
Advice published by Scottish Trans Alliance:
Some people who are on injectable hormones could find that their GP practice is unable to administer the injections at the current time. If this is the case, please ask your GP to switch you onto a different preparation of your hormones that don’t require injecting – you can give your GP all of the information they need by showing them this: https://www.ngicns.scot.nhs.uk/…/Hormone-Treatment-Alternat…
This should allow them to smoothly change your prescription, but if they are still unsure they can contact one of the GICs for further advice.
2 April 2020
The Directors of cliniQ
cliniQ is a Community Interest Company. We are an holistic sexual health and well-being service for all trans people, partners and friends. We are a trans-led team, who offer a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing mainstream services.
In recognition for our unique approach to service delivery, we were ‘highly commended’ by the NHS as ‘Inclusive Team of The Year 2016’ and received the 2014 Nursing Times award for ‘Enhancing Patient Dignity’
Our community wellbeing services are only partly funded
To donate to cliniQ and help support us click the button below
Our services include:
- Hormone level monitoring
- Liver function tests (important for monitoring the impact of hormone therapy)
- Hormone injections (with ID and proof of prescription)
- Hepatitis B testing and vaccination
- Cervical smear testing (for anyone over 25 with a cervix)
- PReP available on the PReP Impact Trial
- PEP – Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (Emergency HIV Medication)
- Gender identity counselling and other counselling support
- Drug & alcohol counselling/support
- Sexual assault & hate crime support and on-going case work (Via Galop)
- Social support & community drop-ins