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Positive Self-Management Program




Taking Charge




Date: Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Time: 6.00p.m. – 8.30p.m.

Address: Online via Zoom


In a collaboration between Living Positive Victoria, Thorne Harbour Health and Bobby Goldsmith Foundation - the Positive Self-Management Program is a free six-week program offered online for all people with living with HIV aged 50 years and over.


Offered nationally, the Positive Self-Management Program can help improve your quality of life. The sessions are highly interactive, where mutual support and success will build your confidence in your ability to manage your own health and maintain an active and fulfilling life. As well as addressing other challenges such as depression, loneliness, isolation and stigma. By participating in this program, you will gain valuable knowledge and skills to manage your HIV and your general health. The program is facilitated by trained peers.

Subjects covered in the program include:

  • Connect with others and breakdown that isolation
  • How to best integrate medication regimens into your daily life so they can be taken consistently
  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fear, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Nutrition
  • Evaluating symptoms
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals such as your doctor
  • How to achieve your goals...and lots more!

The Positive Self-Management Program is an evidence-based, patient-centred education program model of Stanford Medicine, Stanford University, California. This program follows the principles of self-management, community-based health education and a strong empowerment philosophy. The program provides the skills to coordinate health management needs and set achievable goals.

For more information, contact: Gerry at Thorne Harbour Health on 03 9863 0444 or gerry.obrien@thorneharbour.org


Thorne Harbour relies upon your continued support