kps peer support
KPS Peer Support Groups, KPS' forum for all those living with HIV in Cornwall.
Here we take look at a new KPS initiative to give all those living with HIV within Cornwall, a forum and opportunity to meet other people living with the disease in peer support, and to discuss ways forward in preventing isolation and establish other avenues of support. KPS arranged the first of these meetings in May 2004.
These informal meetings will give those who are HIV-positive a confidential and safe environment, including an opportunity to gain peer support, and to meet others in the same position. It is KPS' intention to provide regular opportunities for meetings throughout the coming year, at a variety of safe and confidential locations, that will ensure everyone living in the county has an opportunity to gain peer support from others. Varying the locations will also help access for those with transport and distance difficulties. So, if you would like to come along, get in touch... The first of these meetings was held in May 2004, at a beautiful secluded venue just outside Truro. click below to take you to our STOP PRESS section to find out the next Peer Support meeting dates.
If you would like further information please contact KPS on 01566 86378 or our Help line on 01208 264866. People who registered with the G.U.M Clinic in Truro, can also obtain full details about forthcoming meetings by contacting the clinic staff on 01872 255044. These meetings will also give those living with HIV, an opportunity to meet and liaise with the NHS Service User Group and on occasions to meet other voluntary and statutory agencies who provide vital support services for those living with HIV. The KPS Peer Support Groups hope to promote the NHS Service User Group and a multi-agency partnership working towards effective, accessible and inclusive sexual health service provision - appropriate to individual, agency and the public's needs. It will also hope to promote and provides appropriate and accessible training for professionals (voluntary and statutory) working within sexual health or associated fields in South and West Devon. Watch out for details further details about future meetings on the KPS STOP PRESS section by clicking here. If you would like further information on this new and latest initiative contact: