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New Counselling Service Means The World For St Albans HIV Charity

A new counselling service for those affected by HIV was launched by Hertfordshire MEP Alex Mayer this Friday. 

Ms Mayer, who is a patron of The Crescent, celebrated World Health Day by opening the charity’s new service.

A significant proportion of people living with HIV also have with mental health problems. The new money will provide counselling, offering emotional support and will enable users to understand, identify and resolve issues whilst assisting suffers to get access to health and social care.

Labour’s Alex Mayer MEP commented: “The theme of this years World Health Day is universal access to healthcare and I am pleased to be able to launch this new counselling which will both support and give advice on gaining access to health and social care.

"I am deeply proud to be a patron of this fantastic local charity on World Health Day and to celebrate the great work The Crescent do in supporting local people who live with HIV.”

Iain Murtagh, Head of Operations at The Crescent, said: “The support from Herts Community Foundation, Rowlandsons and the MAD Trust has really made a difference for the Crescent. It has enabled us to give a consistent counselling service to people who greatly need it for the next year.”

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