A specialist programme for HIV positive female refugees and asylum seekers and domestic violence survivors
The Re:Assure project is a dedicated project for refugee, asylum-seeking or migrant women who are living with HIV and who have experience traumatic events. The Re:Assure project supports women on their journey in overcoming traumatic experiences and consists of the following three components:
- The Self Expression, Sex & Relationships group – this group mainly focuses on relationships and helps to increase self esteem by improving women’s knowledge about various issues.
- The Tree of Life group – this group helps women to work through trauma by strengthening coping strategies & confidence, through sharing their stories and successes which then increases their ability to more effectively deal with past trauma.
- Individual psychology sessions – sessions to talk about various difficulties that may arise in a person’s life e.g. Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem, Recent diagnosis of HIV, Disclosing HIV status, Stigma, Trauma, Family difficulties, Relationship or sexual problems.