New course for people with HIV in Worthing

Besi Besemar March 21, 2013


Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), the HIV and sexual health charity, is holding a new course to support people with HIV, which takes place over seven weeks at the East Worthing Community Centre from Friday, April 21 at 10.30am.

In conjunction with Sussex Community NHS Trust, the free course will help local people living with HIV take control of their health with a Positive Self Management Programme delivered by trained tutors and the chance to meet others with HIV from their community, build support mechanisms, and develop self confidence.

Course topics will include the importance of taking HIV medication, relaxation techniques, healthy eating, managing fatigue, and planning for the future.

Sue Peters, Regional Manager for Terrence Higgins Trust, said:

”Getting diagnosed with HIV is a life-changing event, and we know many people struggle to cope. The Positive Self Management Programme aims to give people the tools and techniques to manage their condition better, by providing information and advice but also simply by putting participants in touch with other people living with HIV. We are really pleased we can now offer this programme in Worthing, and we’d encourage anyone who is living with HIV to sign up.”

Where: East Worthing Community Centre, Pages Lane, Worthing, BN11 2NQ

When: Friday, April 12 at 10.30am (then every Friday thereafter for seven weeks).