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Positive Life NSW, together with ACON, offers a range of opportunities for HIV-positive people to build friendship networks, meet people and share information and strategies to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Monthly peer support groups include 7-2-9 plus we run a weekend workshop called Genesis for gay men diagnosed with HIV in the last two years. Planet Positive, a popular social night for people living with HIV and their friends, is held quarterly.
Notice about the cessation of After Hours
Due to the very low attendance to the monthly meetings and in line with the recommendations from the Peer Support Report we have decided to stop operating the After Hours group. We are we putting together a working group to brainstorm different models of peer support, which we hope to implement in the upcoming months. Please get in touch with us if you have any queries, suggestions or feedback.
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Peer Support Review
Positive Life NSW and ACON currently support a range of complementary peer support programs for PLHIV. These programs are offered as structured workshops, facilitated support groups, discussion groups and informal social support opportunities.
Positive Life and ACON collaborated to review the mix of peer support models and approaches being used, support the development of effective evaluation to build an evidence base for these programs and review the effectiveness of the peer support programs and make recommendations for further development.
Titled: 'Positive Peer Support: Meanings and Experience' the full review and a summary are available in PDF format via the links below. Please contact Positive Life NSW for a printed version.
|Positive Peer Support: Meanings and Experience (Full Version)||1.45 MB|
|Positive Peer Support: Meanings and Experience (Summary)||653.46 KB|