HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is inviting people living with HIV in Hastings and the surrounding area to join a new support group, launching on Monday 7th March. Stigma and discrimination around HIV can make it difficult to know who to talk to and can leave people feeling isolated. ‘Positively Social’ aims to give informal support in an understanding environment to anyone who has been diagnosed as HIV positive.
‘Positively Social Hastings’ will meet on the first Monday of every month between 5.30pm – 8.30pm at a location in central Hastings. The group will offer a confidential, friendly, social space where people can provide each other with support and share experiences. It will also provide an opportunity to find out about other support services available. The group will compliment the existing Eastbourne ‘Positively Social’ which has been a great success since it’s launch in 2010.
Daniel Murray, HIV Health Coach for THT said: “We are really pleased with the success of the ‘Positively Social’ group in Eastbourne and we’re excited we can now expand the service to Hastings. It is really important that groups like this are run locally because some people can feel isolated living with HIV, especially in smaller communities. ‘Positively Social Hastings’ will provide a much needed support network for people living with HIV in the east of the county. If you’d like information or support, or if you’d just like to meet other people in the same situation, please get in touch.”
For further information about joining the group please contact Daniel Murray on 01323 649927, or email email@example.com .