The Women & Families Service offers a range of options to help women who are HIV positive.
Women tell us the 1-1 Support service offers a safe space to talk. It can help look at the challenges you might be facing and help support you in your decisions, providing you with the space and time to make the right choices.
The 1-1 support service can provide information and an opportunity to explore a range of issues. We can offer support around, relationships including disclosing/naming your HIV status to your family, partners and friends; physical health; emotional health; finance; housing; immigration and debt.
We have very strong links within the community, working closely with community teams, local community services and with HIV Clinics.
We offer an opportunity for you to explore your aspirations and plans for the future and help to build your confidence and provide the right information to support you in reaching your goals.
A monthly service based at the Sussex Beacon.
We have ideal facilities to provide a pleasant, relaxing environment in which to provide:
• A safe confidential space for women to meet other women who are HIV positive
• Complementary therapy
• Tea, coffee and lunch
• Opportunities to meet health care / advice workers from other agencies
• Crèche facilities
We often support women living with HIV with feelings of low confidence and self- esteem. We recognise that juggling a family, health, work and relationship can be tough. Life Skills courses offer women an opportunity to learn new skills and have fun!
The courses are held in community venues and give women a chance to come together. Taking part in these courses creates opportunities to meet new people, increase confidence and build new skills for their future.
A range of workshops with a specific focus on issues faced by people living with HIV. These workshops aim to provide a space to look at important issues such as stigma and communication. Click here to see what workshops are currently available.
The Women and Families Service provides away days throughout the year where you can relax and enjoy a day away from everyday life. Thanks to donations given to us by the public you can enjoy an informal lunch, kids activity day or trip to a place of interest. Lunch and travel is always provided.
If you need support with travelling to The Sussex Beacon we may be able to help with travel costs or our volunteer driver might be able to give you a lift. Please contact us to find out more.
You are more than welcome to contact us to find out more. Contact us direct on 01273 645 698 or e-mail by clicking here. Please feel assured that your confidentiality is protected and we will work with you in recognising whether our services are right for you.
To get directions to The Sussex Beacon please click here.
Buses currently servicing the Sussex Beacon are the 37 and 37b
Please see bus timetable for current times.
Brighton and Hove Bus Co. 01273 886200 or www.buses.co.uk
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