HIV/sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) will be running two series of sessions throughout May and June focusing on Life after lockdown and Work and Skills. These sessions are open to anyone living with HIV throughout the UK and more info can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Life after lockdown sessions for May 2021
During May, THT will be running four standalone workshops focusing on life after lockdown. Feel free to sign up for all or individual sessions depending on how relevant the topics are to you and your individual circumstances. The sessions will be hosted on Zoom, and have been co-designed by THT’s living well services in London and Peer Support Scotland with the focus on participant discussion and peer sharing.
Shifting stressors on Thursday, May 6 from 6 – 7.30pm.
This free and confidential online living well group can help you reflect on the year gone by and plan ahead for the changes that may come as we move out of lockdown. That includes anything new that may cause stress, as well as new opportunities and support mechanisms to respond to stress. Register for this session
Motivation post-lockdown on Thursday, May 13 from 6 – 7.30pm.
This free and confidential online living well group can help you to build and maintain motivation to achieve what’s important to you, and understand how to create and apply SMART goals to everyday life. Register for this session
Courageous conversations on Thursday, May 20 from 6 – 7.30pm.
This free and confidential online living well group can help you prepare for challenging conversations, develop strategies to overcome the fear of speaking up and explore personal boundaries and assumptions. Register for this session
Overcome social anxiety on Thursday, May 27 from 6 – 7.30pm.
This free and confidential online living well group can help you explore how to overcome social anxiety as we head out of lockdown, discussing how to negotiate social opportunities amid ongoing uncertainty. Register for this session
Work and Skills sessions May/June 2021:
The sessions are available to anyone living with HIV who is looking for a safe peer supported space to connect with others and learn about applying for work or volunteering, setting professional goals and planning how to achieve them. The sessions are interactive and include a mixture of information and small group discussions to share ideas and learning. You can sign up to all the sessions or join them individually as needed.
Setting Goals and Planning How to Achieve Them on Tuesday, May 11 from 6 – 8pm.
In this session we’ll explore our personal goals and aspirations. We’ll look at what opportunities are available to us and what tools we might need to achieve our goals. Register for this session
Understanding and Demonstrating My Skills when Searching for Volunteering or Work on Tuesday, May 18 from 6 – 8pm.
In this session you’ll focus on understanding key skills and how to demonstrate them in an effective way. You’ll look at job adverts, job descriptions and person specifications to guide you in preparing to apply for work or a volunteering role. Register for this session
Writing a Successful CV on Tuesday, May 25 from 6 – 8pm.
In this session you’ll look at what makes a successful CV, covering structure, content, writing style, explaining gaps and other do’s and don’ts to get you noticed for your next opportunity. Register for this session
Writing Successful Job or Volunteer Applications on Tuesday, June 8 from 6 – 8pm.
In this session you’ll look at how to complete great application forms, the do’s and don’ts to get you shortlisted for interview. Register for this session
Preparing for Interviews – Techniques on Tuesday, June 15 from 6 – 8pm.
In this session you’ll look at the do’s and don’ts of preparing for and performing at interviews, including online and group interview situations. Register for this session
Preparing for Interviews – Practice on Tuesday, June 22 from 6 – 8pm.
In this session you’ll look to practice interview techniques with peer mock interviewing and constructive feedback. Register for this session