All sessions include group discussions and some include guest speakers. Please book using the LASS training booking form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have introduced some new sessions into the programme this year, as well as including ones which have been requested and successful in the last few years.
Wednesday 9th September: 13:30 – 16:30
HIV and Hepatitis Basics: Facilitated by Celia Fisher of LASS
- The aim of the session is to provide up to date information and facts about HIV and Hepatitis – locally and within the global context. This session will provide information about the vulnerable communities, globally and locally, what support is available and how we, as workers and individuals, can support and empower people who are living with HIV or Hepatitis
- The session will be of interest to people who deliver health & related services, such as housing, job & career advice, community development, substance misuse, those who may work with people living with or affected by Hepatitis on a regular basis. The session will benefit individuals and community workers who would like to get up to date with their knowledge
Monday 14th September: 13:30 – 16:00
HIV & Circumcision – what are the issues? Facilitated by Maryan Anshur of Somali Development Services and Celia Fisher of LASS
- The aim of this session is to provide information about circumcision – for males and females – and to discuss the issues associated with this in the context of HIV and sexual health.
- The session will consider prevalence of the practice and explore our own and media perceptions and messages associated with circumcision. There will be time and space for discussion.
- The session will be of interest to people who deliver sexual health & HIV services, those who work with different communities in various settings including schools and colleges.
Wednesday 14th October 17:30 – 20:00
HIV in the spotlight – TV and film. Facilitated by Rhys Davies (HIVE Films)
Light refreshments will be available from 17:00 – 18:00
- HIV is portrayed in many different ways in TV soaps, documentaries and on film. We will look at the different portrayals and discuss the different information, perspectives, and messages they provide to the viewing audience.
- This session will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in film, HIV or an interesting social discussion.
Thursday 22nd October: 10:00 – 12:30
HIV and Sex for Money: Perception & ideology – Facilitated and delivered by New Futures
- The aim of this session is to discuss how and why some people get involved in prostitution / sex for money, to discuss myths and stereotypes of those concerned and why they may remain in the street and indoor prostitution.
- The session will explore the impact that taking money / favours for sex can have on a person’s sexual health and also self-esteem and confidence.
- The session will be of interest to people who deliver sexual health and other related services, work with vulnerable people who may be living in poverty, individuals who would like to know more about this topic.
Thursday 29th October 2015 10am – 1pm
HIV in Leicester and Leicestershire – Services, testing, issues. Facilitated by LASS
- The aim of this session is to provide a local perspective of HIV – including statistics, local services and clinics, issues and views of local people living with HIV. The session will include a time for questions and answers.
- The session will be of interest and benefit to people who deliver health, HIV or other support services such as housing, job advice, who may work with people living with or affected by HIV. The session will benefit also individuals who would like to get up to date with their knowledge.
Monday 9th November: 13:30 – 16:00
HIV and Culture: Facilitated by LASS
- This session will be delivered in collaboration with people from different communities in Leicester. We will explore how culture affects people’s perspective and experiences of HIV. The session will look at ways of providing knowledge and empowerment about HIV with different cultural perspectives and considerations.
- The session will be of interest to people who work with different communities and groups who are vulnerable toHIV or affected by HIV.
Wednesday 25th November: 17:00 – 20:00
HIV Testing. Facilitated by LASS
- It’s National HIV Testing week this week. This session offers an opportunity to ‘go behind the scenes’ at LASS’ Rapid HIV testing service. What do we teach in the training to become a tester? Why is the LASS service so different to the clinical testing service?
- We will have a discussion about the different approaches to HIV testing that are now available – Home testing, Home sampling, Rapid testing and the clinical tests. What are the differences between them and why?
- We are always looking for ways to improve and evolve our Rapid HIV testing service so this is an opportunity to give us your ideas and suggestions.
- Confidential Rapid HIV Testing is available as well during this session.
- The session will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about HIV testing.
Monday 14th December: 13:30 – 16:30
HIV and Cultural and Faith Based Belief. Facilitated by LASS
- This session will be delivered in collaboration with people from different faith backgrounds. We will explore how faith and belief can affect people’s understanding of facts and the role that is can play in helping people to live positively. The session will look at ways of providing knowledge and empowerment about HIV in the context of different beliefs and faith influences.
- The session will be of interest to people whose faith / belief plays an important role in their life also for those with an interest in the role that faith and belief have on people’s lives to help them cope or otherwise with a long term condition like HIV.
Please note that sessions will start promptly and late comers may not be admitted depending on the discretion of the facilitator.
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