The Blueprint: Support for young adults

Welcome to The Blueprint, a new programme designed for young adults aged 18-25 who have grown up with HIV. We’re helping them navigate the challenges of life with HIV and build a brighter future for themselves and those around them.

Join the programme by taking part in our annual residential, happening from 23-26 November. Find out more here.

The Blueprint focuses on four themes: 

  • Confidence and building self-esteem
  • Financial literacy
  • Mental health
  • HIV & me (information and support specifically around HIV) 

Each theme has been designed to provide young adults with life skills, information and support, with the chance to take part in hands-on developmental activities as individuals or as a group.

Sign up yourself or refer a young person by using our referral form:

The programme combines group sessions via Zoom, one-to-one online support and coaching, and occasional in-person meet-ups. We understand the importance of flexibility and creating a safe and non-judgemental space that is youth friendly. 

We have selected amazing resources to help young adults identify what they want to achieve, create action plans and reach their goals. We invite young adults who want to make new connections and be part of this exciting new chapter at Chiva to get in touch with us. 

The Blueprint residential

We are excited to invite young adults who have grown up living with HIV to our annual young adults’ residential. It will take place from Thursday 23rd to Sunday the 26th of November in Oxfordshire.

This retreat provides the opportunity to:

  • Meet new people and build friendships with others living with HIV.
  • Learn more about HIV and mental health.
  • Gain skills that can support you in your everyday life.
  • Understand your HIV journey.
  • Take part in fun activities like climbing and fencing.
  • Relax in the Oxfordshire countryside.

This residential is now full. Please complete the below form to join the waiting list.

Please be aware that in the first instance, the places are reserved for those who did not attend the 2022 young adults’ residential. If there are any spaces, we will open this invite out to everyone at a later date.

Contact Abi ([email protected]) or Thoko ([email protected]) if you would like any more information.