Are you struggling to accept your HIV diagnosis and yourself?
Developed with other people living with HIV, My HIV Doesn't Define Me is a collection of videos, workshops and resources to support you to accept yourself after a diagnosis, improve your relationship with others, and find meaning and purpose again in life.
My HIV Doesn't Define Me is split into three sections, each with their own set of videos and workshop:
- Improving your relationship with others.
- Finding fulfilment and purpose.
- Accepting yourself.
You can find the videos and virtual workshops for each section linked below.
The workshops are hosted on Zoom. They have been co-designed and are led by peers living with HIV.
You can sign up to as many sessions as you'd like. Once you register, you'll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the chosen session.
Our sessions are open to anyone living with HIV in the UK. For more information, email Paul Bray on [email protected] or phone 07741 321 216.
Improving your relationships with others
Some of us living with HIV find it easy to tell our friends, family, colleagues or sexual partners, while others find it difficult or aren’t sure whether they want to or need to.
Improving your relationships with others workshop
In this online session we'll explore ways to develop more positive and healthy relationships with others. We'll consider all areas of our lives including family and friends, as well as work and healthcare settings.
Register for Saturday 30 April 2022 (From 2pm)
Finding fulfilment and purpose
Setting goals, whether short term or long term, big or small, can help us to find motivation, meaning and purpose in our everyday lives.
When diagnosed with HIV, we all go on our own journey towards accepting that diagnosis. Your journey will be similar and also different to others living with HIV.
Accepting yourself workshop
In this online session we'll explore ways to practice self-acceptance, think positively and be kind to ourselves to live happier and healthier lives.
Register for Saturday 14 May 2022 (From 2pm)
If you’d like to talk and learn with other peers living with HIV about the issues discussed in the videos, see our living well events listings for upcoming events and webinar dates, as well as information on our monthly peer support groups.
Join My Community Forum to meet other people living with HIV online.
Get support with finding work or building professional skills.
Find out whether online counselling could benefit you.
This project was made possible with funding from MSD.
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