Terrence Higgins Trust

National Office

+44 20 7812 1600
0845 1221 200 (THT Direct)
+44 20 7812 1601
Main Address
314-320 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP
United Kingdom [ View Country Profile ]
A national HIV and sexual health charity which provides a wide range of information and advice for anyone concerned about HIV or sexual health and support services for people living with HIV.
Chief Executive
Nick Partridge
Deputy Chief Executive
Paul Ward
[paul.ward@tht.org.uk / 020 7812 1850]
Communications Department
Responsible for Marketing, PR and the Press Office.
020 7812 1623 (Press Office).
For urgent out-of-hours press enquiries, call the duty press officer on 07957 812 691. The press office handles all media enquiries, and provides PR support to all departments in the organisation.
Director of Fundraising, Communications and Health Improvement
Genevieve Edwards
Marketing Manager
Dominic Edwardes
Head of Media Will Harris [will.harris@tht.org.uk]
Press Officer
Jenny Cameron
Responsible for generating voluntary income.
donations@tht.org.uk / 020 7812 1666
Head of Fundraising
Sonya Trivedy
Human resources
Details of staff vacancies and volunteer opportunities are on website.
recruitment@tht.org.uk / 020 7812 1697
Corporate Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development
James Glover
[howard.rosenthal@tht.org.uk ]
For operational staff in other branches of THT in England, Scotland and Wales, see under relevant Terrence Higgins Trust regional service centre entries.
Executive Director for Service Growth & Operations
Dallas Pounds
Service Director for Scotland, North & West England, Midlands & Wales
Jackie Redding
Service Director for London, South and East England, THT Direct
Clare Montagu
Director of Business Continuity and Service Development
Bronwen Roberts
Director of Clinical Services
Jason Warriner
London Operations Manager
Adam Wilkinson
Policy and Public Affairs
Policy and political campaigning division, responsible for collating and maintaining a health and social policy research base; generating internal policy positions; responding to government health and social policy initiatives; liaising with parliamentary personnel and structures; and managing the Trust's e-campaigning activities. To campaign with THT, visit www.tht.org.uk and click on "Campaign with us". Tel 020 7812 1631
Corporate Head of Policy and Public Affairs
Lisa Power
National health improvement
The National Health Promotion Team leads on activity across Terrence Higgins Trust's regional centres as well as co-ordinating the work of HIV Prevention England (HPE).
Head of Health Improvement Programmes
Cary James
Health Promotion consists of the following teams:
Programme Development, responsible for direct contact HIV and sexual health promotion aimed at gay men, African people and people living with HIV. It is also responsible for co-ordinating mass and small media for HPE, the Department of Health funded programme of HIV health promotion for gay men delivered by Terrence Higgins Trust together with partner agencies across England and Wales.
National Social Marketing Manager
Richard Scholey
[richard.scholey@tht.org.uk ]
Sector development
Focuses on building the skills, abilities and knowledge of the HIV sector particularly focusing on key target groups. Sector Development delivers this work through building sector capacity, conferences, seminars, development of frameworks and publications, reports and training.
African Organisational Development Programme
Supports small African community organisations in London. It provides ad hoc consulting support and an extensive training programme around fundraising, finance, strategy and planning. Action learning sets can be offered where organisations can share learning with each other. Contact us for information and eligibility criteria.
Outreach & community engagement team
This team is supported by full time and sessional outreach and community engagement workers. It delivers outreach online, in commercial gay venues, public sex environments and community events in the capital.
Community Engagement Manager
Del Campbell
Sex Worker Outreach Team (SWISH)
Provides outreach to male, female and transgendered sex workers across London. Call 020 7812 1809 to arrange an appointment during weekdays. Initial induction session is required. Professional visitors welcome. Free advice, condoms, lubricant, and access to a counsellor, doctor or nurse are available. Also, on offer is information on HIV prevention, housing and benefits, as well as practical and emotional support for male, female and transgender sex workers and escorts, including for those with HIV. The aim is to promote wellbeing, support sex workers in making informed choices about their lives and make it possible to talk openly about selling sex, sexuality and other concerns. Self-referral, agency referral and a helpline during office hours are available. Clinical services include full STI screening and rapid HIV testing in venues in Soho and Earls Court. Training and consultancy is offered in the area of working with people who sell sex.
National Health Support Programme, HIV Longterm Condition Management (LTCM) Services
A local and national service supporting people living with HIV to use long-term condition management approaches. HIV Health Trainers/navigators can provide one-to-one HIV support and at a national level, information and advice is available across a range of technologies including web, telephone and video links.
National Programme Lead LTCM
Ben Watson
myHIV Website Project Manage
Peter Kelly
[peter.kelly@tht.org.uk/020 7812 1852]
London LTCM Manager
Hannah Drinkwater
myHIV community forum and membership officer
Garry Brough
Contact THT Direct or individual centres for details of local LTCM services
Volunteering in London
London Volunteer Coordinator
Chris McGoldrick
Many of THT's key services and support functions are delivered by volunteers. To meet their varied needs, the Volunteer Coordinator organises a programme of recruitment, selection and training. All volunteers receive training and ongoing support in their chosen role. Services available in London: The services listed below are available at London service centres. These services are also available at most regional centres, please check the local listing for details; some are also available as outreach in other locations. Some London services are available to all clients living in London and others may be dependent on borough of residence; this is due to funding restrictions. To find out more about these services and how to access them, please call our national helpline THT Direct on 0808 802 1221
Mon - Fri 10.00 - 20.00
or email info@tht.org.uk. For administrative matters, please ring the service centre direct.
National Volunteer Manager
Darcy Weaver
Advice, advocacy & information
Teams of advisers offer advice, advocacy, information and casework in the areas of welfare benefits, immigration, housing, employment, disclosure, discrimination, criminalisation and other advice. Generalist advice to Community Legal Service standards is also available over the telephone via THT Direct.
African emotional support service
There are several African Emotional Support Workers who can offer one-to-one support to African clients who would prefer to speak to another African person. The team also holds a variety of group sessions each year, facilitating peer support in innovative ways. Clients can refer themselves to the team in London by calling 020 7812 1777 or, in other parts of the UK, by calling their nearest centre.
Assessment & referral services
Assessment of needs for people with HIV and referral to appropriate services both internal and external. Face to face services available for people where appropriate. Contact THT Direct.
Community support
The Community Support team provides trained volunteers offering one-to-one support to people with HIV in their own homes. The level of support provided is in accordance with individual needs. The service aims to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV by supporting and empowering the person to live as independently as possible, clients can refer themselves to the team in London by calling 020 7812 1730 or contact darcy.weaver@tht.org.uk.
Complementary therapies
A range of complementary therapies is available at some of our local centres, such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, homoeopathy, reflexology, reiki, shiatsu and therapeutic massage. Clients can refer themselves to the team in London by calling reception at Lighthouse West London on 020 7313 2900 or contact comptherapy@tht.org.uk
Clients can be seen for one to one counselling, or for relationship counselling. THT counsellors can help people to deal with recent HIV diagnosis, concerns about HIV status, living with HIV and having difficulties around treatments. Problems with relationships and families arising from HIV issues, and substance misuse and addictions as well as depression and anxiety. The service operates using the ethics and guidelines of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling and the African Emotional Support Service are available in various European and African Languages.
Wellbeing Administrator
Stephanie Scantlebury
[info.counselling@tht.org.uk/020 7812 1777]
Groupworks is a series of free self-development courses aimed at gay men that take place in Central London. Includes the Negative Partners support group. The project is funded by the Pan London HIV Prevention Partnership.
Hardship fund
The Hardship Fund provides grants to people living with HIV, for goods and services which they cannot afford on their current income, and for which they cannot access statutory funds. The fund provides grants in three areas, a destitution fund, a family fund and a living well fund. Applications can be made through Lighthouse South London and through THT Direct. There are eligibility criteria and the grants are means tested. Proof of income is required. Contact THT Direct for more information.
Health, wealth & happiness project
The Health Wealth and Happiness (HWH) project is an 18-month long Silver Dreams-funded project. It supports older people with HIV to help each other to manage better financially and move towards active citizenship. We’re particularly interested in helping individuals to expand their social networks and become more resilient in the face of life-changing events.
Health Wealth and Happiness Coordinator
Charlie Witzel
HIV health support service
The Health Trainers support people living with HIV in increasing their level of health and treatment knowledge, gaining more skills around managing HIV as a long-term condition, and strengthening their understanding of self-management.
Brian Wood
[brian.wood@tht.org.uk/020 7812 1516]
HIV testing & STI screening
Available at several centres in Greater London and through outreach. Testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections including a Chlamydia screening service for young people, as well as sexual health advice. Open access, no appointment necessary, pre-and post-test discussions offered, HIV test results within one hour. There are a limited number of spaces on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact THT Direct or visit the THT website for more details of locations and times.
Community Clinics Coordinator
Sarah Crawley
Newly diagnosed course
A 6-week support and information course in London for people who have been recently diagnosed HIV-positive. The aim of the course is to offer time and space to consider the personal and practical implications of a positive diagnosis in a safe and supportive setting. A number of courses (evening sessions) are run throughout the year.
Support groups
A variety of support groups are available including groups aimed at positive gay men, positive women and families, positive African people, heterosexuals with HIV and negative partners. London support groups such as STR8 Talk and Positive Women can be contacted though Wellbeing on 020 7812 1777.
Training sessions for professionals, young people, community groups or anyone else. The training can be focused depending on need and can be formal or informal. Typical topics covered include HIV awareness, sexual health and LGBT issues.
Director overseeing Training
Jackie Redding
City and Guilds Course in HIV and AIDS contact hivvrq@tht.org.uk/020 7812 1691
Association nationale caritative; promotion de la santé; conseils; soutien dans la communauté; assistance psychologique; orientation; permanence téléphonique; informations sur les traitements et informations générales; organisation de campagnes; représentation; formation; publications; dépistage du VIH et des IST; médecine douce.
Number0808 8021 221 THT Direct (national)
Times..Mon - Fri...10.00 - 20.00
Languages spoken
Interpreters available on request