What is HIV+ Peer Support?
Peer Support is support, knowledge, care, and emotional, social and practical help provided by people who have faced the same challenges and issues as you.
HIV+ Peer Support Groups at the Positive Living Centre (PLC) provide a safe and supportive environment where key topics about living with HIV are explored.
Whether recently diagnosed, or living with HIV for a number of years, HIV+ Peer Support Groups can be a great way to meet other men who share this life experience.
The Peer Support and Health Promotion Officer provides friendly, confidential support to men living with HIV. Additionally, the Peer Support Officer supervises the running of HIV+ Peer Support Groups in consultation with volunteer facilitators.
Testimonials from participants
‘I walked away from the Peer Support Group feeling so much better about myself.’ Tony
‘There’s nothing better than meeting others who are in the same situation.’ Samuel
‘There was a lot I didn’t know about living with HIV before joining the Peer Support Group. I’m glad I decided to participate.’ Jeremy
‘The Peer Support Group provided a safe environment for me to talk about living with HIV… I realised I’m not the only one who feels the way I do.’ Ron
‘The Peer Support Group gave me the opportunity to meet others facing similar challenges. I learnt that there is no right or wrong way to deal with things, and everyone’s journey is unique.’ Ryan