Work package 9
Development of training materials for Community Health Workers
Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity with centres across England, Scotland and Wales. It provides information and advice about HIV and sexual health and offer a range of services including sexual health checks, counselling and support groups. We campaign for a world where people with HIV live healthy lives, free from prejudice and discrimination, and we promote good sexual health as a right and reality for all.
Terrence Higgins Trust aims to:
Cary James is the Head of Health Improvement Programmes at the Terrence Higgins Trust, with over 13 years of experience of working in HIV prevention within the UK. Building on both his professional media experience and MA in Health and Social Marketing, Cary now manages HIV Prevention England’s national HIV prevention social marketing campaign, alongside developing national frameworks for HIV prevention services and implementing quality standards for those services within THT. Beyond his core expertise in HIV prevention with Black African communities and MSM, Cary specialises in the use of technology for health promotion and education. He is co-chair of European HIV/Hepatitis Testing Week. He is currently undertaking work with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on the use of social and digital media for prevention and increasing testing.
Barrie Dwyer is the Programmes Officer – Education and Training at The Terrence Higgins Trust. He has over twenty years experience in the Public Health and Health Improvement sector, with a focus on MSM sexual, physical and mental health. Building upon his experience in the development and facilitation of a large range of group work and training for both MSM and health professionals. Specialisms include: HIV, sexual health, health promotion, behaviour change, assertiveness, and confidence building. Barrie is now responsible for the (WP9) development of training for The ESTICOM Project.