Wise Thoughts is a pioneering arts charity that combines creative use of diverse art forms such as film, visual art, performance and delivers targeted services.
Based in North London, Wise Thoughts creates dynamic local, national, international art initiatives and delivers services to help address social justice issues and needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
Wise Thoughts organises London’s LGBTQI cross-art annual festival GFEST – Gaywise FESTival in November.
Check Wise Thoughts Whats on, including gayWISE, womenWISE and Positive Rainbow drop-in services in Haringey, North London.
Our goal is to advocate on behalf of and helps address the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people. To help facilitate this, we offer a range of activities and services under the ‘gayWISE’ banner that help to:
• Promote greater social inclusion of LGBT people
• Support and / or improve the health and well-being of LGBT people.
• Provide creative and skills building opportunities for LGBT people.
#gayWISE drop-in’s are run every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 7 pm in Wood Green Library. They are open to LGBTQI people aged 16+. A free social meeting space providing opportunities to meet other LGBT people; access to information on LGBT specific initiatives and services; participate in activities; seek advice, guidance or referrals.
Positive Rainbow Haringey:
A dedicated drop-in service for HIV+ gay, bisexual and MSM men and their partners. This is a confidential service and clients are advised to contact organisation prior to attending. The Positive Rainbow Haringey Drop-In service is held on the last Tuesday of the month from 5 pm to 7 pm at Wood Green Library, N22 6XD.
The drop-in offers access to:
• Peer support
• Advice & counselling
• Referrals to clinical services
Advice, advocacy & consultancy:
The organisation offers advice and consultancy services to help generate a greater understanding of LGBT people from diverse cultures and communities. Our objective is to support better inclusion and social acceptance of LGBT people within the wider community. For further details contact Wise Thoughts.
HIV+ & Sexual Health Services:
The organisation currently advises and / or works in partnership with Haringey CCG, Health Watch Haringey, Wittington Hospital NHS Trust, North Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust, PHE England on the needs of LGBT people, especially LGBT people from BAME backgrounds.
Additional services are planned for the coming year. Check back for further details.
gayWISE Drop-In’s Positive Rainbow Haringey
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WiseThoughtsArt