Kobler Rehabilitation Class

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The Kobler Rehabilitation Class provides group exercise and HIV specific education. The aim is to help you achieve personal goals and improve your fitness, function, strength, flexibility and quality of life, while helping you manage the “ups and downs” or episodes of disability that can be unpredictable when living with HIV. The Kobler Rehabilitation Class is for men, women, trans and non-binary people living with HIV, who experience physical, mental, cognitive and social health related challenges, and people living with disabilities and episodic health challenges. Once you begin, The Kobler Rehabilitation Class is open access meaning you can attend, return or restart depending on your episodes of health, disability, illness and wellness. Open access aims to reduce barriers to accessing rehabilitation when living with HIV and episodic disabilities.

The Kobler Rehabilitation Class takes place on:

  • Tuesdays: 1:30–3pm
  • Fridays: 11am–12:30pm 

The following HIV specific education sessions occur during our “self-management programme” on Fridays from 11–11:30am. Some sessions will be followed by a 'reflection' session the next week, to share experiences and learn from each other.

  • 24 Jan: Meaningful activities
  • 31 Jan: Meaningful activities — reflections
  • 07 Feb: Low mood and depression   
  • 14 Feb: Low mood and depression — reflections
  • 21 Feb: Nutrition and diet
  • 28 Feb: Body weight change
  • 06 Mar: Nutrition, diet and body weight change — reflections
  • 13 Mar: Smoking cessation
  • 20 Mar: CW+ studio
  • 27 Mar: Relationships and intimacy
  • 03 Apr: Sex
  • 10 Apr: NO CLASS TODAY (Bank Holiday)
  • 17 Apr: Relationships, intimacy and sex — reflections
  • 24 Apr: Research updates
  • 01 May: Research updates — reflections
  • 08 May: NO CLASS TODAY (Bank Holiday)
  • 15 May: Pain management
  • 22 May: Yoga
  • 29 May: Pain management and Yoga — reflections
  • 05 Jun: Goal setting
  • 12 Jun: Recognising achievements and self compassion
  • 19 Jun: Goals, achievements and self compassion — reflections
  • 26 Jun: Continuing physical activity
  • 03 Jul: Group visit to YMCA   
  • 10 Jul: Stigma
  • 17 Jul: Stigma — reflections
  • 24 Jul: Fatigue and tiredness
  • 31 Jul: Memory, cognition and the way we think
  • 07 Aug: Fatigue and cognition — reflections
  • 14 Aug: Uncertainty or worrying about the future
  • 21 Aug: Uncertainty — reflections
  • 28 Aug: Community services and support
  • 04 Sep: Skills workshop, what skills to we have ourselves
  • 11 Sep: Social prescribing
  • 19 Sep: Antiretroviral therapy
  • 25 Sep: U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable)
  • 02 Oct: Antiretroviral therapy and U=U — reflections
  • 09 Oct: Body image workshop
  • 16 Oct: Body image workshop — reflections
  • 23 Oct: "Death café"
  • 30 Oct: Healthy livers and hepatitis
  • 06 Nov: Complimentary therapies

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Research

Our team is research active, and you may be invited to participate in service evaluation, audit and/or research. Participation in research will not affect your usual care.

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