4M Spotlight

Some activities Mentor Mothers have been up to.


Samantha Dawson

Congratulations to Mentor Mother Sam who rocked her 4M special #uequalsu dress at a presentation to Social Workers #JSWEC2023 in Glasgow.

Husseina Hamza

Congratulations to MM Husseina who presented her poster – Co-production in HIV research: reflections from a study on building relationships, conducting qualitative research and developing skills remotely, at a Round Table lunch session at #AIDSIMPACT2023 conference. She presented from her perspective of Peer Researcher co-production in health research which involves collaborative partnership with people with lived […]

Susan Cole Haley, Fungai Murau and Mel Rattue

Congratulations to Susan who moderated the session: Health inequalities at the THT staff conference. A poem written by 4M Mentor Mother KC through her ‘Champions for Change’ work in Bristol, and a photo by Mentor Mother Charity was also shared for her work with the National HIV Testing week. In the photo is MM Susan, in the middle […]

Fungai Murau

Congratulations to Mentor Mother Fungi who is settling into her role as Health Inequalities Lead at Terence Higgins Trust, which she started in October 2022.

Our Stories Told By Us

4MNet is thrilled to share Our Stories Told By Us – A book launch held on Thursday 25th of May at Positive East. Authored by five Black African women living with HIV in the UK including 4M Mentor Mothers Memory Sachinkoye, Rebecca Mbewe, Charity Nyirenda and Angelina Namiba. This book focuses on the UK HIV […]

The Stepping Stones gender-transformative social norms change programme

The Stepping Stones gender-transformative social norms change programme works with participants of communities across the genders and generations, to build a shared vision to overcome the complex challenges they face with regard to their sexual and reproductive health and well-being. Where the programmes have been well adapted, in line with the structure and principles of […]

Health & Power broadcast

We are delighted to share the new broadcast Health & Power, Susan Cole is producing & co-hosting with Vanessa Apea, on health inequalities affecting people of colour & what we can do about it. In this episode one of the guests is a doctor who focuses on maternal health inequity. It happens live at 5.30-6pm […]

When things fall apart

“From you I receive,To you I give,Together we share,By this we live.” Satish Kumar. When things fall apart- Alice Welbourn’s personal experiences of what she learnt about HIV, about herself and about others during her early years of living with her diagnosis. Please find her story below: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/when-things-fall-apart/

Angelina’s Pregnancy Journey Diary

First up is Angelina’s Pregnancy Journey Diary which can be found below. In this part one of Angelina’s pregnancy diary from 1999. Angelina describes her first feelings around expecting a baby. Read Angelina’s Pregnancy Journey Diary Part 1 here. Angelina’s pregnancy diary continues as she shares her journey through pregnancy and getting ready to meet […]


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