Welcome to SHINE

SHINE (Sexual Health In Newcastle) is a community women’s health project based in Newcastle Upon Tyne offering support and services for women 16 and over.


  • HIV Prevention and Support
  • Sexual Health Advice
  • Free HIV Test (Monday - Friday 9 to 5 by appointment or Tuesday evenings till 6.30pm)
  • Confidential One to One Support
  • Free Condoms, Dams (oral shields) and Lube
  • Advice in the Community
  • Helpline
  • Email and Facebook Support
  • Sexual Health Training


You can contact us for all kinds of information, such as booking a HIV test, finding information out about HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI's), domestic & sexual abuse and much, much more. We offer the chance to talk about things like relationships, sexuality, safer sex and general women's health issues. 

The SHINE office currently has a small step at the front entrance to the building of approximately 2 ¾ inches high. This opens into a wide area which provides sufficient space for a wheelchair to manoeuvre. If you are a wheelchair user you may need assistance to enter the building, a portable ramp can be provided. A member of staff will arrange to meet you at the entrance to the building at a specified time where required should you need it. There is also an alternative side entrance which provides level access at the side of the building; again a pre-arranged appointment can be made to enable you to enter the premises via this entrance. Alternatively, services can also be provided from alternative premises.

Community Development Project based in Newcastle City Centre.

Our services are confidential and are here to provide support related to sexual health for all women from 16 years based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.