In the United Kingdom

2014

Advanced ReShape*

  • Defined ReShape as an activist think tank to reshape the responses to HIV, hepatitis and related sexual and mental health concerns, and promote communities’ re-engagement; with 35+, well-experienced, diverse UK activists, clinicians and experts

  • Secured 1st year funding from Monument Trust

  • Hired a part time ReShape coordinator

  • Developed a presence on social media with a “place holder” website, a Facebook page, Twitter and online newsletter

  • Defined basic advocacy formats:

    • General meetings to explore issues and plan activities

    • Internal labs for developing work

    • Roundtables to engage other activists and experts

    • Community meetings to raise issues more broadly and promote engagement from key communities

    • Forums/community events to address significant questions more thoroughly

    • Written reports to promote ReShape activities amongst colleagues

    • Research, either commissioned, or for which we’ve advocated

  • Convened ReShape’s first two Roundtables:

*Ben Collins, IHP, convened ReShape

2015

  • Expand coordinating staff time

  • Develop social media output

  • Increase number of ReShape labs and round tables around prevention tools, gender, cross generation dialogue, epidemic stress disorder, community engagement

  • Host the 1st European ChemSex Form with 56 Dean Street and GMFA scheduled for Autumn 2015.

  • Commission first ReShape research