Well for Life Community Health Hub

Art Therapist, Chiropodist/Podiatrist, Drama Therapist, Music Therapist, Operating Department Practitioner, Orthoptist, Osteopath, Paramedic, Physiotherapist, Prosthetist and Orthotist, Radiographer, Speech and Language Therapist
Support the health and wellbeing of those affected by, or living with, HIV in Derby.

The ‘Well for Life’ Community Health Hub is a charity whose aims are to promote the physical and, mental and emotional health of people in Derby and Derbyshire County living with or affected by HIV. They aim to help people living with HIV better understand their condition so they can are equipped to deal with symptoms such as fatigue, low mood, depression, pain, and managing medication.

They work within a multidisciplinary setting together with health and social care providers, and offer a range of services to reduce the physical, emotional and financial hardship caused by living with HIV, and challenge the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV. These include:

- Advice and support on benefits, housing, education, work, and immigration status
- Free health and wellbeing checks
- A drop-in lunch on Wednesdays which provides an opportunity to socialise and get support
- A drop-in service on weekdays, 10am- 4pm

Competencies you can develop on this placement:

  • Communicating public health information
  • Relationship-building and collaborative working
  • Understanding of relevant legislation, policies and safe practice
  • Researching the publics' health
  • Evaluating and quality assuring public health initiatives
  • Planning public health initiatives
  • Delivering public health initiatives