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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 variety of peer support groups and peer learning workshops to support people living with HIV. 

For more information, or to subscribe to our groups and workshops mailing list for future events, please fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

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

Learning to Live Well with HIV course

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Are you recently diagnosed or having difficulty coming to terms with an HIV diagnosis? We’re partnering with Positively UK, METRO and Positive East to deliver the Learning to Live Well with HIV course.

Our course is aimed at helping you deal with your diagnosis and gain the knowledge and tools to live well with HIV.

Each course is led by people living with HIV and includes:

  • Dealing with the impact of a diagnosis.
  • Opportunities to share experiences and hear others' stories.
  • Information on treatment and U=U (undetectable=untransmittable) .
  • Talking about our HIV with others.
  • Emotional and physical wellbeing.
  • Where to get further information and support.

The next course is being hosted by Positive East on Sunday 3 and 10 March, 10:30am to 4:30pm. Lunch is provided.

To register your interest, please use the form at the bottom and a member of the team will be in touch.

Share.Learn.Grow

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Peer Support Scotland and National Living Well are co-delivering a set of online workshops for people living with HIV.

Our free and confidential workshops will support you to build your confidence, meet new people and live well with HIV.

Sexual Health and Relationships

Thursday 22 February 2024, 6pm – 8pm

An interactive workshop with guided discussion exploring your questions and concerns about sex, dating and relationships.

Self-Management

Thursday 21 March 2024, 6pm – 8pm

An interactive workshop with guided discussion to explore tips and techniques to take set goals and control of your wellbeing.

To find out more about one of these workshops and to register your interest, please complete the form at the bottom of the page, specifying which sessions you are interested in.

Share.Learn.Grow is just one part of our online peer support offer. Join My Community Forum to meet others living with HIV and find out more about services that could support you.

Valentine’s Day card crafting workshop

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Date: Tuesday 13 February, 1.30 to 3.30pm
Location: Terrence Higgins Trust, Cally Yard office, London N7 9BG

Join us for a love-themed craft workshop! Create your own Valentine cards or decorations and meet others living with HIV. Light refreshments will be provided.

Love Positive Women is an international series of grassroots events using Valentine’s Day as platform to show love and care for women living with HIV. We ask that everyone makes at least one card for a women living with HIV.

Those with long-term diagnosed HIV are welcome to join us afterwards for our monthly Before 96 support group.

To register for this event please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Before 96

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The Before 96 group is primarily for people who were diagnosed before or around 1996, when effective treatment started to be introduced, but all are welcome.

We look to create a safe space where individuals can share topical issues and life experiences for mutual support. We also invite a range of speakers and organisations to promote discussion around issues relevant to the group, but we aim to build a supportive community network.

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 4pm, with attendees able to attend online from anywhere in the UK or in-person at Cally Yard if they live in or around London.

Attending online requires Zoom, video conferencing software that you can use to access online meetings for free.

To join us, please register using the form below or call 07741 321 216.

Common Bond

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Our peer support group for women (including trans women) living with HIV. 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.

To join us, please register using the form below.

Register your interest

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To register your interest in any of the groups or workshops above or any future living well activities, please complete the short form below.