Support & further info
CHIVA VIRTUAL SUPPORT SESSIONS
Reaching out and connecting with others has never been more important. If you would like to connect with CHIVA staff and other young people from CHIVA, you can join our virtual group meet-up sessions where we chat about life, HIV and COVID-19. We aim to make the sessions fun, supportive and inspiring.
These sessions so far have covered a range of different topics, including:
- COVID-19 vaccine awareness
- Debates about HIV and young people
- #YoungandBlack - revisiting CHIVA's Calls to Action & sharing experiences
- Back to School / college/ work. How does it feel? + vF2B camp reflections
- All things medical - guest expert to discuss COVID-19 & other concerns
- Mental health and Wellbeing
- specific sessions for University students
Find out about upcoming sessions and please contact Abi if you would like to join: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07807 705062. Young people new to the groups are always welcome and you don't have to join every time.
We are also available to talk to on the phone so do get in touch.
There is a lot of really helpful advice, information and support out there, and we have selected some of the best below. Please only use trusted sources to ensure you are getting the correct information from experts and specialists.
- MEIC Wales Articles, explanations, online chat
- Young Scot Information and resources
- Childline Information and support
- Youth Work support Information and support
- THT COVID-19 Blog Explanation, how to protect yourself, COVID-19 and HIV
- GOV.UK COVID-19: Guidance for young people on shielding and protecting people most at risk
- MIND Support and information
- COVID-19 mutual aid Local volunteering groups
- Childline support Information and support for worry and anxiety
- The Mix -for U25's Support service for young people
- Children's Society Support and young people's stories blog
- Mindset Body & Soul weekly livestream for young people experiencing psychological distress
- Future Learn - Free course for young people on managing low mood during COVID-19