Peer Support TrainiNg

Peer Support Training: Connecting for support

We are committed to training people living with HIV to become volunteer peer supporters and leaders of peer services.

We are an accredited training provider with the Open College Network and have trained over 700 peer mentors through our national training programme, Project 100. Our peer support volunteers have access to our 3-day training programme and two nationally recognized qualifications: Peer Mentoring and HIV Treatment Literacy. Many of our partner organisations across the UK have now employed people living with HIV in key service delivery roles as a result of partnering with us and receiving training through Project 100.

Positively UK is building on the legacy of Project 100 by strengthening existing partnerships and learning opportunities with voluntary and clinical services across the UK, as well as working with HIV support organisations in other countries to support the dissemination of our training programme. We are equally committed to expanding our reach and developing new partnerships with other health and care organisations to support the development and delivery of peer support within their own services. 

We are currently working in partnership with HIV voluntary sector organisations across the UK to deliver “train the trainers” packages that will enable qualified peer mentors to independently facilitate future peer support training for people from across their regions, including rural areas.  

Our commitment to providing training and development opportunities for our own volunteers has led to the delivery of in-house training and development of toolkit resources relating to nutrition, exercise, drug and alcohol misuse and mindfulness.

Positively UK is able to provide tailored training support and resources for interested partners – contact project100@positivelyuk.org for further information.

Peer support has been my manual on how to live well with HIV.
Project 100 Mentee

Abstract poster on Project 100 evaluation, presenting the impact of our national peer mentor programme and its benefits on the health and wellbeing of peer mentors and mentees. Presented at the first virtual International AIDS Conference – AIDS2020. 

 

Interested in becoming a volunteer peer mentor?

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