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Post by: Michael A on May 1 2014, 10:01 am

1st May 2014

Dear Colleagues

Positive21, the North London-based peer support group for gay and bi sexual men of all ages living with HIV, is pleased to announce an expansion of its services, with the launch of its new weekly peer support group in South London commencing 20th May 2014.

Established in 2012, Positive21 operates out of GMFA’s North London offices every Monday evening, but due to its success it will now also be facilitated every Tuesday evening, in a discreet location 3 minutes from Southwark Underground Station. The group’s success is largely attributed to its safe, confidential environment and the fact it is selectively accessible by people from across London.

As the founder and lead facilitator of Positive21, the success of this peer support group is due to a number of reasons; one being a clear vision and format based on the foundation of care and support provided when I worked at the London Lighthouse. The empathic care and strong support for which The London Lighthouse was so respected and still remembered plays a pivotal role within our operations. We provide support both during and beyond meetings, as well as 1-2-1 mentor-ship in some cases.

Positive21 now operates in both locations from 6.30pm – 8.30pm we do not have an open door policy. To access the group, further details are available at

Whilst operating as an independent peer support group, I’m also delighted to announce of my recent appointment as a Board Director to the GMFA.

Best Wishes

Michael A