Empathy

Beyond Boundaries – Integrated Support

Posted on: 15th November 2017

Beyond Boundaries is Body & Soul’s remote peer support service, providing over the phone and text support to our members who are unable to attend our centre due to severe…

Read more and comment >

The Power of Kindness

Posted on: 13th November 2017

Today is World Kindness Day, a day sprung out of the need to highlight and encourage good deeds in our community. On the blog today, Andrina, Body & Soul’s Head…

Read more and comment >

Interning at Body & Soul

Posted on: 22nd August 2017

Kristen Hagemeister has been interning in Body & Soul’s HIV programme for the past three months. Working in the Children’s Centre, she has interacted closely with children and their parents….

Read more and comment >

Quarterly Report – Q2 2017: Life in My Shoes

Posted on: 2nd August 2017

Life in My Shoes is Body & Soul’s campaign to promote empathy as a means of understanding the experiences of others and reducing stigma around ‘invisible difference’, e.g. the difference…

Read more and comment >

Spreading empathy one rap battle at a time

Posted on: 24th July 2017

Body & Soul’s Life in My Shoes programme has been reaching out to school children and youth groups in and around London for five years now. In the last year,…

Read more and comment >

Volunteering at Body & Soul

Posted on: 7th June 2017

The success of the volunteer programme at Body & Soul is down to the efforts of around 80 individuals who regularly donate their time and skills to support our members….

Read more and comment >

Teen Spirit spoken word workshop – a poem

Posted on: 18th January 2017

Last Saturday we held January’s Teen Spirit workshop for teenagers affected by HIV. One of the aims of the Teen Spirit programme is to give young people the confidence to…

Read more and comment >

Why there’s more to HIV than just a virus

Posted on: 28th November 2016

Life in my Shoes, Body & Soul’s campaign to combat stigma and build empathy, has been working to challenge misperceptions around HIV since it was established in 2011. As we…

Read more and comment >

World Aids Day Coverage in The Guardian

Posted on: 9th December 2015

We were also very proud of the young adults featured by journalist Jenny Kleeman for the Guardian on World Aids Day talking about their experience of stigma.   Here is…

Read more and comment >

Why should we talk to children about what scares us?

Posted on: 9th March 2015

Last week’s theme in the Children’s Centre was What Scares Us. Below, Rose explains why we should have these conversations with children and how we went about it in last week’s…

Read more and comment >