Meeting New People

Sometimes living with HIV or Hepatitis C can be a lonely experience. Maybe you don’t want to share your diagnosis with anyone close to you, or you’re working so much that you don’t have time to socialise. Perhaps you’re new to Scotland and don’t know many people, or maybe you often feel like you don’t have enough energy to go out.

Even if you have told someone about your HIV or Hepatitis C status, you might have a sense that, however supportive they are, they just don’t understand what it’s really like for you.

At Waverley Care, we provide a wide range of opportunities for you to meet new people. You might want to talk to someone in the same situation, come to a regular group or seek help to build your confidence. Our staff will help you work out what feels like the right option and support you to take the next step.

There are social events, courses and workshops to attend. Or if you’d prefer to meet someone one-to-one, our peer-support service offers the chance to have a chat over a cup of tea and share experiences. Alternatively, our befrienders provide longer-term support.

If you’re interested in coming to a regular group, there are a wide range of options to choose from.

If you’re not sure which service to contact, please get in touch with your nearest office.

Services that can support you with Meeting New People