Valour

Valour is vibrant and welcoming support group for all BME women living with HIV. Sessions are every 2 weeks and focus on all aspects of life, not just those relating to health. In the last year, sessions included looked at volunteering, accessing education and employment, self-esteem and confidence building. We also enjoy various arts and crafts activities, and social events to local attractions. It is also a chance to meet other women in a safe and confidential environment. Childcare if provided on site, and is free of charge. Come and join us, we have lots to share with you.

Together 4 Life

Together 4 Life is a group for young people aged 12-18 who are living with HIV or affected by HIV. The group meets for support, trips and other activities such as dance and drama workshops, healthy living sessions, confidence-building, meeting new people and lots more. It’s a great opportunity to meet other young people in a safe and friendly environment. The group meets every 6 weeks on a Saturday from 2pm, and if you're interested in attending, please call for further information.

PACT

Positive And Coping Together

PACT is a support group for Gay, Bisexual, MSM and Trans*  men.

Members are from all backgrounds and are of all ages. The men are from newly diagnosed, to men who have been HIV positive for 20 years plus. The men offer peer support based on their experiences of living with HIV (this is called Experts by experience) and how to deal with difficulties that may arise in your life. Disclosure,mental health,drug use,negotiating safer sex,isolation, health treatments, diet improvement,sexual health have all been recent discussion points in the group. The group decide what issues and topics are important to them as men living with HIV and from this the support worker will invite relevant agencies to meet with the group to discuss the topic or issue identified. Recent guests to the group have included Lead HIV consultants, Sexual health advisors,Hep C nursing and care team,Hate crime panel and Drug harm reduction workers.

The group is confidential, supportive and an opportunity to meet other men. 

Every Tuesday evening 6-8pm.

Str8 Talk

A group for Heterosexual men.

This monthly group explores the support issues affecting Heterosexual (Straight) men.

This confidential facilitated group gives HIV positive heterosexual men an opportunity to meet and discuss issues of importance to them. The focus is on support and socialising as many men are isolated in terms of HIV support. As with all BHA Leeds Skyline groups the members interests are used to define the support sessions and guest speakers to be invited. Recent groups have been focusing on new medications, co-infections, disclosure (telling someone your HIV status) HIV transmission and the law. Guests have included The Kings Fund research project and the lead HIV clinician for Leeds.