Sahir House is strengthening its wellbeing service by recruiting 2 new counsellors
Sahir House are delighted to announce the successful appointment of 2 new counsellors, Helen Chinnery and Martin Fenerty, who together bring a wealth of experience to the Sahir House counselling service.
Helen Wilkinson, Sahir House’s Chief Executive comments: “We are delighted to be welcoming Helen and Martin to our small but impactful team. Sahir House has a great reputation and strong track record in supporting and enabling individual and community wellbeing and our counselling service is a crucial part of this.
During lockdown the team at Sahir House reacted innovatively and with empathy to ensure our counselling service, peer support groups and volunteer network continued to operate, keeping people connected, to each other and able to access our services and support. Sahir House is emerging from lockdown with stronger and more resilient wellbeing services and support, and a team capable of providing blended service delivery that can be tailored to the needs of our neuro diverse community. Wellbeing, empowerment through lived experience and prevention is at the heart of everything that we do.”
Steve Earle, Support Services Manager notes: “The impact of isolation during lockdown has resulted in greater demand for this service. It’s fantastic news that we are able to offer more counselling sessions to our service users. Martin and Helen bring extensive experience which will increase capacity and support to LGBTQ people and people living with HIV on Merseyside”
Sahir House supports the wellbeing of the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV in Merseyside and empowers people to explore their gender identity and sexuality and been offering HIV support, prevention, information and training across Merseyside since 1985. In 2020, Sahir House expanded its Articles of Association to reflect the work we do to support refugees and asylum seekers, and our work with the Trans community. Sahir House also campaigns to support wellbeing and prevention for the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV, and empowers people exploring their gender identity and sexuality, increasing sexual health knowledge, reducing stigma and campaigning for the rights for those living with HIV and related intersectionality’s (gender, sexuality, asylum status).
For information on how to access Sahir House counselling service contact Steve Earle, contact details below.
For more information about the work of Sahir House please visit the website www.sahir.org.uk