Kent, Medway, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Coalition for Living Well with HIV is looking for people living with HIV above the age of 18.
This will be the region’s first partnership on mental health and HIV, and it aims to shape services and research in KSS. The Coalition will consist of people living with HIV, HIV community representatives, psychologists, HIV consultants, primary care providers, researchers and commissioners in KSS. In this first instance, the Coalition is looking for two people living with HIV from each county to join the first meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 4-6pm.
People living with HIV above the age of 18 living in Kent & Medway, Surrey or Sussex are eligible to take part in the Coalition. You do NOT need to have experience in shaping health services or working in mental health. You should have an interest in improving the quality of life for people living with HIV – your views and ideas on this will valuably contribute to the Coalition. An interest in shaping services based on experience using or trying to access them would be beneficial. Personal experience of mental health difficulties is welcome though not necessary.
The Coalition would like to form a diverse coalition and members will be selected to ensure representation across gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality and location.
Coalition members will receive high street vouchers worth £20 per hour of engagement with the Coalition, which envisages approximately six meetings spread out over 12 months. Each meeting will be between one to two hours long, and they will be held virtually via Zoom.
To apply, fill out this form by Monday, March 5. If you are not invited to attend the first Coalition meeting, please let the Coalition know whether you would like hear about opportunities to participate in future meetings.