Our interactive peer learning sessions are designed to support you if:
- You're unemployed and looking to prepare to apply for work, volunteering or further study.
- You'd like to build confidence through exploring your skills, strengths and opportunities.
- You're worried about your current job security and would like to discuss options.
- You'd like to explore a change in job or career after a period of self reflection during lockdown.
We'll discuss a range of topics from dealing with redundancy or job loss, reflecting on strengths and skills, discussing potential opportunities, networking, how to write successful CVs and application forms and how to prepare for online interviews.
The sessions are available to anyone living with HIV who is looking for a safe peer supported space to connect with others and learn about applying for work, setting professional goals and planning how to achieve them.
Each learning event is led by experienced group facilitators and peer co-facilitators living with HIV.
The sessions are interactive and include a mixture of information and small group discussions to share ideas and learning. You can sign up to all the sessions or join them individually as needed.
How to sign up
The sessions below have all now finished, but they'll be repeated in the new year. Register your interest now for future sessions by filling in the form at the bottom of the page.
Use the registration links below to sign up for the session(s) of your choice. Meetings links will be sent out by email.
On the day, you can join the meeting via video or audio and will need either a phone, smartphone, tablet or computer.
Our meetings use Zoom, video conferencing software that you can use to access online meetings for free.
Losing My Job: Taking Stock and Practical Next Steps
Date: Wednesday 7 October, 6pm to 7.30pm.
In this session we'll look at the different factors that affect how you might react to the news of job insecurity or redundancy such as your personal or financial circumstances. We'll then look at some practical steps to support you to respond to news of redundancy or feelings of job insecurity.
Losing My Job: Looking After and Understanding My Emotions
Date: Wednesday 14 October, 6pm to 7.30pm
In this session we'll look at the emotional impact of news of redundancy or feelings of job insecurity. We'll explore how to understand and manage change and how to look after your mental health.
Job Search: Identifying My Strengths and Values
Date: Wednesday 21 October, 6pm to 7.30pm
In this session we'll look at what motivates you, your personal and professional values as well as helping you identify your skills and strengths.
Facing the Fear: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
Date: Wednesday 28 October, 6pm to 7.30pm
In this session we’ll explore what scares us, how we can combat those fears and use our emotions to achieve our goals.
Job Search: Defining My Goals and Aspirations
Date: Wednesday 4 November, 6pm to 7.30pm
In this session we'll look at exploring your employment aspirations and goals, identify any barriers or obstacles to achieving them and solutions to overcome those barriers.
Job Search: Looking for Work or Development Opportunities
Date: Wednesday 11 November, 6pm to 7.30pm
In this session we'll look at different strategies and tools to explore when looking for work.
Healthy Home-Working Habits in the Digital Workplace
Date: Wednesday 18 November, 6pm to 7.30pm
In this session we'll look at the changing workplace due to COVID-19, what it means to work from home and how to create a healthy home-working environment.
Register your interest
To register your interest in future sessions and be kept informed of news around our work and skills support, please complete the short form below.