Helina Majid

Health Advocacy & Support Worker

What I do

As of May 2018, I started the Health Advocacy & Support Worker role. This involves working with street and indoor sex workers around all aspects of their health, including breaking down barriers and improving access to health services, health advocacy and increasing knowledge and reducing stigma of sex workers when accessing health provision.

What I did before

After graduating in Law & Criminology (BA Hons), I worked for the Legal Services Commission, the Children & Family Court Support Service and the Ministry of Justice. I also worked for Refugee Action, as a caseworker for asylum seekers and migrants. I joined Basis in May 2014, and worked on the New Futures project for 4 years supporting sex working women who identified that they wished to make positive life changes.

A little bit about me

My biggest passion is travel and I try to explore a new country every year. I also spend a lot of my free time trying to keep fit, I go to the gym, run, do hot hatha yoga and Thai boxing classes. I love socialising and have a dangerous addiction to shoes!