Confident Families provides practical and emotional support to people in Scotland who are living with or affected by HIV.
How can you help me?
Many people find it difficult to talk about HIV - whether you are living with it yourself or care about someone who is. This is where we can help.
It may be that you are dealing with a new diagnosis and are unsure how to tell your partner. You may be unemployed and hoping to access education, employment or training. Perhaps you are planning a family but are worried about passing on HIV. Perhaps you have recently arrived in the country and need some help getting settled. You may be a carer of someone living with HIV and in need of a break. Whatever your issue, we can support you and your family - however you define it - to access the support you need.
We know that families in the 21st Century take many forms - same-sex parents, stepfamilies, one-parent families, extended families and families with carers. For someone living with HIV, a family can even be a network of close friends. Whoever your family is made up of we are here for you.
You can access:
- information and advice
- residential weekends
- activities for children and young people.
I am HIV negative. Can I access support?
Yes. Dedicated support is available for people who are affected by HIV. So if you are a carer, child, parent, spouse, partner, sibling or friend of someone with HIV - or are otherwise affected - we can provide you with the support you need.
Where can I access support?
Activities will be located in community venues in and around the central belt of Scotland.
Nothing in your area? We provide a range of services online and you may also be able to access other services provided by Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland.
Is there an age limit?
No, the service offers tailored support to children, teenagers and adults living with or affected by HIV.
Want to get involved?
We need volunteers! You could provide practical and emotional support to someone affected by HIV, facilitate a group session or help run activities for children.
If you would like to help then contact us and our Volunteer Co-ordinator will get back to you. To find out more about volunteering at Terrence Higgins Trust, look at our volunteering pages.
Training and support for organisations
Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland offers free information, support and training to organisations working with children and adults living with or affected by HIV. Training is tailored to the needs of your organisation and will include information on HIV and its impact on families affected by the condition.
We welcome referrals from other agencies. Please contact us to refer an individual or family for support.
Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland
274 Sauchiehall Street
Telephone: 0141 332 3838