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HIV support groups

AddressVarious locations.
DescriptionTerrence Higgins Trust offers a comprehensive programme of free, largely peer-led groups for people living, working or accessing clinics in south London. The groups take place at various locations, usually in Lambeth or Southwark, although the groups are open to people from other areas. Contact THT to find out more about the groups and the current locations. Current groups include:

- Newly Diagnosed Group

This is a six-week long group for people who are newly diagnosed with HIV. It covers topics such as the impact of diagnosis, disclosure, treatments, transmission, emotional wellbeing, accessing support and other topics depending on the needs of the group.

- Maisha Mema

Swahili for ‘good life’, Maisha Mema is a six-week course for Africans, refugees and asylum seekers living with HIV. It offers emotional support, skills for managing your life, feelings and relationships, and opportunities to socialise with people in a similar situation to exchange tips and advice.

- Life Begins at 40

Designed for people aged 39+, this three-week group offers participants the opportunity to discuss ageing with HIV, physical and emotional changes, and developing support networks.

- Who to Tell

A one-day workshop offering a safe space to explore issues around disclosure and the chance to discuss myths and fears. The workshop also offers the opportunity to share individual experiences, feelings and concerns, and a chance to practice skills around disclosure to increase confidence.

Visit the Terrence Higgins Trust website

Telephone number0808 802 1221 for an adviser

Record last updated: 25 January 2017