Bloomsbury Patient Network


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We run 82 events a year ranging from the Women's Lunch Club and motivational workshop to Newly Diagnosed Courses. We also have access to free and discounted services including personal trainers, osteopathy, complementary therapies, yoga, life coaching and legal advice.

Workshops, Events and Courses

We run regular workshops, forums, courses and social events throughout the year.


The workshops are motivational and participatory events which take place at the Mortimer Market Centre on Saturdays and attract up to 30 participants. All the facilitators are living with HIV.

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Forums take place on Thursday evenings and involve guest speakers, presentations and discussions. These are information based and we believe that keeping our members up to date with new developments is crucial to their welfare and quality of life.

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Newly Diagnosed Courses

We run newly diagnosed courses six times a year. Each course is across three Saturdays 10:45 to 16:45 with a maximum of 15 participants. All facilitators are living with HIV. The course covers

The course is free and lunch is provided in a local restaurant.

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I feel free … The course has empowered me and I now know I can live well with HIV.

Tom, 22, Barista

Social Events

We hold regular social events including the Bloomsbury Choir which meets every Tuesday evening, the Women’s Lunch Club meets every month and we also have a Christmas Party which attracts 100 people and a summer picnic in conjunction with the YMCA which attracts nearly 150 people. We also sometimes get free tickets to cultural events.

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Hep C Co-infection Course

An all day workshop of peer led support and factual information – background to Hepatitis C, new treatments, dealing with stigma and stress, how we can help ourselves, peers support… and more!

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Thank you for all your support and advice. It has been a huge relief and a great experience and you have given me a lot more confidence.

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Richard, London

Thank you for sharing your time, knowledge and experience and courage with us!

Mohammed, Westminster

Thanks for giving me back my life and thanks for giving me hope. From now on I will be seeing my life differently. Thanks for everything over the last three weeks it has been a great course.

Ola, 43, Bow

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your time, support and more importantly faith that we can embrace our HIV status with a degree of confidence and pride

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