The Power of Peer Support

A talk by Colin Stewart, Heather Cumberland, Binta Ditchburn, Julie Ringsell and Billy Thomson
Our Positive Voice (Grampian), HIV Scotland, Hwupenyu Health & Wellbeing, THT Scotland and Peer Supporter

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Social support from peers living with HIV is crucial. It is valued by people living with HIV as essential in managing physical, emotional and social wellbeing. In this session we’ll hear from peer supporters, and those who have benefitted from peer support. We’ll hear about the real power of peer support, and what learning there is for others.

Colin Stewart

Colin is a founder member of Our Positive Voice (Grampian). I am on the HIV Working Group Aberdeen which is ran by NHS Grampian. I have trained in Peer Support through Project 100.

Heather Cumberland

Heather is the Community Engagement Lead at HIV Scotland.

Binta Ditchburn

Binta is the Women's Worker for Hwupenyu Health and Wellbeing in Glasgow.

Julie Ringsell

Julie works for Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) as one of the three Living Well Specialists in the Peer Support Scotland project (PSS).

Billy Thomson

Billy is a Peer Supporter in the Peer Support Scotland project at THT Scotland.

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