Positive People's Network
Support for people living with HIV in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham
What is this service?
Positive People's Network is a support network for people living with HIV in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. We have one-to-one peer mentoring and support groups for people living with HIV.
All our peer mentors have lived experience navigating an HIV diagnosis. We have monthly support groups for gay and bisexual men, young people and families living with or affected by HIV, men and women from Black African and Black Caribbean backgrounds, and different faith groups.
Is this for me?
You need to living with HIV in Lambeth, Southwark or Lewisham.
- I'm recently diagnosed with HIV
- I need support dealing with my HIV diagnosis
- I'm struggling to come to terms with my HIV diagnosis
- I want to meet other people living with HIV
- Meet others living with HIV and combat isolation
- Get emotional support from other people living with HIV
- Improve your physical and emotional health
- Learn more about living with HIV
Why we do it
People living with HIV need more than just medical care.
Medical treatment can suppress the virus, but there are other issues to navigate, like deciding who to tell about your status or coping with stigma and discrimination. Talking to others who have had similar experiences can help you feel more confident about your relationships and sexual encounters.
We provide safe, confidential and non-judgemental spaces to talk about your feelings, worries, ideas and opinions. You'll share different personal experiences and learn from others with similar life experiences.
Many people feel alone or struggle with their diagnosis. That's why we provide support for the emotional and social aspects of living with HIV.
How we make a difference
We connect and empower people living with HIV so they can live healthier, happier and fulfilling lives.
The Positive People's Network supports 1000 people living with HIV in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. Every year, we deliver 150 group sessions and 100 one-to-one sessions. We challenge myths and misconceptions, campaign to end self-stigma and raise awareness of HIV in different communities.
This project is a collaboration with CAPS (Catholics for AIDS Prevention and Support) and AAF (Africa Advocacy Foundation), with a special focus on faith, families, LGBTQ, migrant, vulnerable and marginalised communities.