WHO ARE WE
Hwupenyu is a peer led organisation .
Our core aim is to offer support to BAME people who live with these conditions, and their family and friends.
Hwupenyu is looking to create a welcoming positive space where people can come and share their stories, and know that they are not judged. But a place were they and their words have VALUE.
Here we are aware of the rich diverse Cultural values and beliefs that can make talking about health issues difficult.
We offer you a safe and confidential place where you can discuss your problems and needs with our trained staff and peer mentors.
The word HWUPENYU means 'life',
The project assists people living with various health conditions including - HIV, sexual health infections , Diabetes,mobility issues etc.
We also offer support with weight management. stress coping techniques and awareness of mental health problems etc. Hwupenyu will help fill in a gap and reduce health inequalities between the Black Minority Ethnic communities living in Scotland and the indigenous population.
Living With HIV
HIV diagnosis can be difficult and stressful. We are here if you are simply looking for someone to talk to? or need advice about your condition and your options. We are also able to connect like minded people who want to meet positive people with a similar cultural backgrounds to theirs to enable them to share their exoperiences with someone they can relate to.