New workshop in Brighton offers information and support

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HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), is calling for people to sign up to a new workshop in Sussex aimed at the friends and family of those living with HIV. The one day workshop is being trialled on 1 March in central Brighton but the charity is keen to get people signed up as soon as possible.

The ‘Friends & Family’ workshop will act as a starting point for anyone who has found out that a friend or family member is HIV positive by providing information, advice and support around issues relating to HIV.

Sue Peters, Regional Manager for THT in the South said “An HIV diagnosis doesn’t just affect the individual living with the condition, it often has a much wider impact. If you have a friend or family member with HIV and you’d like information or support or if you’d just like to meet people in the same boat as you, please come along.”

Family and friends play a vital supportive role. Research shows that where people with HIV are well supported they are less likely to suffer from problems such as depression and anxiety.

The first workshop is on 1st March will include a free lunch. To attend or to find out more please contact Amy Leftwich on 01273 764200 or amy.leftwich@tht.org.uk

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