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Sussex Beacon launches new men’s peer support group

Graham Robson September 15, 2016

Sussex Beacon launch a new peer support group for all types of men living with HIV, whether gay, straight, bi or trans.

web-600The power of sharing with others with lived experience of HIV can be a very rewarding and affirming activity.

The new group will be facilitated by Peer Support Volunteers who have been trained as part of Project 100. This Men’s group is for all types of Men living with HIV, gay, straight, bi and trans.

web-300Project 100 is an initiative of Positively UK which aims to create a national network of 1000 Peer Support Volunteers. The Sussex Beacon already has a successful Women’s Peer Support group, for Women living with HIV, and the Men’s group further develops the benefits of peer support.

The date of the first meeting is Thursday, September 22, then on October 20, November 17 and December 15 (all Thursdays), between 6pm-8pm in the Martin Fisher Room at the Sussex Beacon.

The format will be decided by participants and will be based upon everyone’s common wealth of experience of living with HIV.

The group will be a place to talk with others, share your stories and support each other around issues arising from HIV, while discussing topics with others in a respectful and open space with other men, irrespective of background.

Two HIV+ facilitators will always be present to support and guide discussions for everyone taking part.

Anyone is welcome to turn up. If you have any questions beforehand email: david.fray@sussexbeacon.org.uk to find out how to join in.

If you don’t have email, you can telephone The Sussex Beacon on 01273 694222 and leave a message for David Fray, who will call you back.

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV. The charity provides both inpatient and outpatient services to promote independence and improve health.

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Event:¬†New Men’s Peer Support group, for all types of men living with HIV

Where: Sussex Beacon, 10 Bevendean Rd, Brighton BN2 4DE in the Martin Fisher Room

When: Thursday, September 22, October 20, November 17, December 15

Time: 6pm-8pm

For more information about the Sussex Beacon, click here:

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