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Anita: 'After I was diagnosed with HIV, my life really changed. I became an award winning radio playwright.'
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We host a series of online events to support people living with HIV.

Our meetings use Zoom, video conferencing software that you can use by phone, tablet or computer to access online meetings for free.

If you've been living with HIV for some time, you may wish to learn about our long-term diagnosed group Before 96, which meets monthly.

If you're looking for support around employment, searching for work or volunteer opportunities or building skills and confidence, please check out our work and skills offer.

Alternatively, you can watch some of our webinars on COVID-19 and HIV on demand.

Please use the registration links below to sign up for any living well session in advance. For events that don't have registration links yet, please save the date and check back nearer the time. To subscribe to our events mailing list for future events, please fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

Kickstart the new year workshops (peer learning)

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Our free and confidential online living well and work and skills group aims to kickstart you into 2022. The sessions will be hosted on Zoom, with the focus on participant discussion and peer sharing.

Building self-confidence

Date: Wednesday 19 January 2022
Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

In this session we’ll discuss tips to boost your confidence alongside identifying your strengths and the opportunities available to you.

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Looking after your wellbeing

Date: Wednesday 26 January 2022
Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

In this session we'll explore looking after yourself on a social, emotional and physical level and share self-management tips to improve your wellbeing.

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Facing the fear (and doing it anyway)

Date: Wednesday 2 February 2022
Time: 6pm to 7.30pm

In this session we’ll look at how to overcome your fears and step out of your comfort zone to enable you to achieve your goals or aspirations.

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Here in Vitality

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Here in Vitality is an intensive, life-affirming course for people who have a long-term diagnosis of HIV (10 years or more).

Over three online sessions, participants will reflect on their experience of being diagnosed, acknowledge their personal journeys amid the changes in wider society and healthcare, and look forward to the future.

To book a place on one of the upcoming sets of workshops, please use the Zoom registration links below.

Please note you must be able to attend all three dates within a set of workshops.

What does it involve?

The sessions involve exercises that encourage participants to reflect on the past (session one), present (session two), and future (session three), following their diagnosis with HIV. In the third session, the facilitators share their own experiences with the group. It offers a chance for participants reflect on their individual journeys and emotions and to share with the group if they feel comfortable.

What do I need?

You will need an internet-connected device to join the workshops via Zoom. We can offer data packages for people who are otherwise unable to join – please enquire with [email protected] using the subject line 'Here in Vitality - Data'.

Workshop set one

Dates: Monday 24 January, Tuesday 25 January and Wednesday 26 January.
Time: 6pm to 7.30pm.

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Workshop set two

Dates: Monday 7 February, Monday 14 February and Monday 21 February.
Time: 6pm to 7.30pm.

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Workshop set three

Dates: Friday 18 March, Saturday 19 March and Sunday 20 March.
Time: 1pm to 2.30pm.

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Workshop set four

Dates: Monday 28 March, Tuesday 29 March and Wednesday 30 March.
Time: 6pm to 7.30pm.

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Peer support group for women (including trans women) living with HIV

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This group is an inclusive, safe and respectful online space for friendship and fun for people living with HIV who identify as female.

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.

The group offers a space to increase our social connectedness and enable learning from each other, to check in and talk about how we are.

Each month we also have a 10-minute ‘show and tell’ from one of our members to share what supports their wellbeing. The first session in October included a demonstration of tai chi, which got us moving and relaxing, and even creating freestyle dances!

In the final part of the evening, we use breakout rooms to chat in smaller groups.

Our group is full of excitement, building a community for fellowship and also joy from being together in a free and safe space. Please do register and join us whenever you can, and contact [email protected] if you have any questions or need further information.

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Life coaching

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Are you over 50 and wanting to move forward with your life while living with HIV? Are you interested in finding out how a series of one-to-one dedicated sessions with an experienced life coach can help you?

If the answer is yes to both questions, contact Paul at [email protected] to find out more.

Together with an experienced life coach who also lives with HIV, you can explore how you can uncomplicate your life and prioritise how you can achieve your wants, needs and desires and hopefully live a happier and more contented life.

Register your interest

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To register your interest in future living well activities and be kept informed of news around our living well support, please complete the short form below.