Welcome to Blue Sky Trust
We support and connect people in the North East and Cumbria at every step of their HIV journey. Finding out that you, or a loved one, are living with HIV can be a huge shock. Whether it’s providing help to come to terms with the diagnosis, peer mentoring, rebuilding confidence or becoming part of a supportive community, Blue Sky Trust provides a confidential and safe place to “find strength and go on with happiness”.
“Blue Sky Trust is a warm, friendly homely place where you can feel relaxed and connect with others living with HIV. If you want to talk about it, there’s always someone around…it’s that warm, embracing inclusive welcome you get when you come.”
- Paul -
The Difference Blue Sky Trust Makes
Who We Support
Blue Sky Trust supports men, women and children living with and affected by HIV in North East England and North Cumbria. We take self referrals and referrals from professionals and agencies. If you would like to find out more, self refer or refer someone to our service, please contact us.
“Blue Sky Trust gives you access to people going through exactly the same thing as you are and doing well … it’s good for me to see that in other people. The way the Trust facilitates that is awesome.”
- Will -
For more information on any of our services, please contact us.
Finding Your Feet
A course for the newly diagnosed. An HIV diagnosis can be frightening and bewildering but learning about HIV and meeting others living with it, can be a great first step to a happy and healthy life.
Start Making Sense group is for adults living with HIV with a past experience of trauma. It aims to give people a safe place to make sense of bewildering and upsetting reactions, and lay the groundwork to move on from the past.
Talking to someone else living with HIV can be really helpful. Peer Mentors use their experience of living with HIV to support their peers, either through one to one sessions or within groups.
Be encouraged and inspired by others living with HIV. Come along to our peer support groups: relax, learn, grow, laugh and inspire others. We have a weekly support group for women and a monthly mixed group for men and women.
If you are under 19 and you or your family member is living with HIV, you are not alone! This monthly group is packed with fun activities and is a safe place to learn about HIV and make new friends!
We love to hear your suggestions for workshops, events & interest groups! We do anything from HIV related workshops, film showings, local trips, a walking group, book club, art classes and much much more. It’s all about learning, fun and friendship!
You may not be ready to meet others living with HIV or attend a group. Short term 1-2-1 support is available for those who need a little bit more. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, get in touch!
Blue Sky Trust deliver education session on HIV to organisations and groups. Think 4 Yourself is our youth education project, delivering a wide range of sex and relationships workshops to 2,000 young people in schools across the region.