Peer Support Network
The Peer Support Network is a monthly and informal group gathering.
It is conducted in a safe, social and partly educational format. Utilising an empowerment model, it builds resilience and health literacy for participants to engage with health and aged care providers.
It also improves self-advocacy, develops skills to disclose HIV status, deal with stigma and discrimination, and builds peer networks. These group meetings are peer led, ensuring that they meet the group’s needs. Topics include improving treatments understanding, managing medication for multiple health conditions, legal matters, Advanced Care planning, nutrition, exercise, cognitive health and computer literacy.
The HIV & Ageing Project trains volunteer peer facilitators to enhance peer-led capacity as well as the sustainability of support networks.