Women & Families Service

The Women & Families Service offers a range of options to help women who are HIV positive.

1 to 1 support services

1 to 1 support servicesWomen 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 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.



Women’s Group

Women's Group

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

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Life Skills Courses

Life Skills CoursesWe 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.







Workshops and eventsSelf-management skills
Long term management of HIV
Emotional support
Communication within the family
Pregnancy and new mums support
Concerns within the home. Inter-partnership violence
Health Focus groups
Lifeskills courses
Peer Support
Computer courses
Managing finances
Housing support
Grant applications
Immigration support





Help with transport to the Sussex Beacon

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


Funded by

Big Lottery Fund

Supported by

Brighton and Hove City NHS Teaching Primary Care Trust


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