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People Living With Hepatitis

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If you are living with Hepatitis, or have just received a new diagnosis we can offer you the following free services:

  • Peer Support
  • Personal Support
  • Counselling
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Library and Resource Centre
  • Sexual Health Services
  • Recovery Services
  • Advocacy

Peer Support
Whilst reading about Hepatitis can provide all the information you may require, talking to someone else who is living with Hepatitis can also offer you additional understanding and support. We have contact with many individuals who are living with Hepatitis and also other organisations around the country that may be relevant to you.

Personal Support
We recognise that even if you know about Hepatitis, at various times in your life you may have specific support needs. You may have housing difficulties or other practical things that need to be dealt with, we may be able to help with some of it.

Receiving a positive result for Hepatitis may leave you with questions. We have years of experience with Hepatitis and many more professional contacts to help answer your questions. Having the answers to any and all questions which you have may assist you in coming to terms with your diagnosis and living a healthy life. Please contact us if you need to.

Counselling
We have counsellors in our project who will listen to you in complete confidentiality. With them you can explore the more private, emotional side of receiving a positive Hepatitis result and know that it will remain confidential.

Complementary Therapies
Complementary therapies can help to keep your immune system strong and your stress levels down. We offer Acupuncture, Reiki, Massage and Aromatherapy.

Library and Resource Centre
We have a library covering relevant topics. We stock up to date leaflets and booklets about Hepatitis. We can also provide you with information about other places you can go to get information and support.

If you know of other good resources, we are always open to new ideas, so talk to us and tell us what you would like.

Sexual Health Services
In addition to our information on sexual health, secondary prevention, and how to avoid other Sexually Transmitted Infections, we can supply condoms, female condoms, glyde dams, gloves and lube. Everything you might need to continue a healthy sex life. These items are available by asking for them at reception.

Recovery Services
We provide assistance to people who wish to recover from alcohol/drug use for those who are living with HIV and/or HEP B/C. If you want more information please ask us. We have information about local drugs services including needle exchange programmes and community detox programmes. We can refer you to an agency that would suit your needs.

Advocacy
Sometimes people who are living with Hepatitis face discrimination and are stigmatised. We can provide you with an advocate (someone to speak with or on behalf of another) to deal with any agency or individual to minimise the impact of this discrimination and to help challenge the discrimination at a legal level. Please contact us if you require legal advice or an advocate.

Other
If you are looking for something specific that is not on this page, please let us know. We are a person centred service and aim to provide you with what you need. If we cannot provide it we will almost certainly be able to refer you to someone who can.

To contact someone for support or information around Hepatitis please contact our project 061314354 or email support@goshh.ie or counselling@goshh.ie or info@goshh.ie

Download the “Are You Hep C Aware Leaflet” Published by Community Response, Dublin AIDS Alliance and UISCE by clicking on the link Are You Hep C Aware