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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.

Recently diagnosed workshops

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Are you recently diagnosed or having difficulty coming to terms with an HIV diagnosis? Come to workshops aimed at helping you deal with your diagnosis and gain the knowledge and tools to live well with HIV.

The workshops include:

  • Dealing with the impact of a diagnosis
  • Opportunities to share experiences and hear others stories
  • Information on treatment and U=U
  • Talking about our HIV with others
  • Sex, dating and relationships
  • Emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Where to get further information and support

Dates and how to book

Each set of workshops is run by a different organisation.

1. Positively UK online workshop
Dates: Monday 4, 11, 18 July 2022
Time: 6pm to 8pm (via Zoom)

To book, please call Positively UK on 020 7713 0444 or email [email protected].

2. METRO in-person workshop
Date: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2022    
Location: New Cross, London, SE14 6LE
Time: 11am to 4pm (lunch provided)

To book, call METRO on 020 8305 5006 or 07494 497590, or email [email protected]
 
3. Terrence Higgins Trust online workshop
Dates: Monday 7, 14, 21 November 2022
Time: 6pm to 8.30pm (via Zoom)

To book, call us on 0808 802 1221 or email [email protected]

Stigma empowerment programme

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A four-week group programme, starting Monday 23 May, to help people living with HIV in London to address and overcome the effect of HIV stigma in their lives.

This course covers:

  • HIV, treatment and navigating healthcare
  • Addressing HIV stigma
  • Growing your confidence
  • Building resilience for the future

Find out more and sign up to this course

My HIV Doesn’t Define Me

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Are you struggling to accept your HIV diagnosis and yourself?

Join peers living with HIV to explore ways to improve your relationships with others and find fulfilment and purpose to accept yourself.

We're offering three online workshops that cover the following areas:

  • Improving your relationship with others
  • Finding fulfilment and purpose
  • Accepting yourself

We also provide videos you can watch now, hearing from people living with HIV about their experiences.

Find out more about My HIV Doesn’t Define me

Common Bond: 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 third 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.

Register for this group.

Living well with HIV: tea and chat drop-in

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Join this informal monthly drop-in session to meet and chat with others living with HIV in a safe and welcoming space. You'll be able to chat about whatever's on your mind. Whether you are newly diagnosed or been living with HIV for some time, come along and meet new people. 

Check the registration link for when the next session is taking place.

Register for a session.

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.