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Lizzie Jordan

Lizzie Jordan

Would you like to have a high impact, memorable, internationally acclaimed HIV+ Advocate to visit your school to speak about HIV, AIDS and RSE?

‘The Nigella of HIV’ as dubbed by a journalist, Lizzie Jordan smashes every stereotype of someone living with HIV; as a Social enterprise founder, Mother, Widow, HIV positive - one person with a myriad of possible labels.

Lizzie delivers bespoke, engaging, age appropriate RSE training sessions, talks, assemblies and workshops for staff, parents, carers and young people. She is passionate about delivering inclusive HIV prevention and safer sex messages, reinforced by her own experiences and sharing her emotive powerful story of living with HIV.

Her workshops make powerful additions to PSHE and carousel days and sessions are designed to fit within your RSE and PSHE plans. Sessions are supported by handouts, activities and signposting literature. Workshops with young people can be tailored to relate to KS3 and KS4 featuring core themes of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in The Wider World.

Why should schools teach HIV & AIDS?

  • It must be taught under the Education Act 1996 F771
  • Compulsory in National Curriculum Science
  • GCSE requirement at KS4
  • Legal duty to promote the well-being of their pupils (Education and Inspections Act 2006 Section 38)
  • Training staff can help protect school from discrimination litigation under Equality Act 2010

Why Lizzie?

Eleven years ago, Lizzie became a mother, a widow and HIV positive all within an 18 month period.

Lizzie has, since her own diagnosis in 2006, become an international respected HIV advocate, spoken in the House of Lords as Terrence Higgins Trust's invited speaker, been interviewed by Stephen Fry for his BBC documentary ‘Stephen Fry HIV & Me’ and she has also been featured in The Guardian, The Observer and The Mirror amongst others. One of Lizzie’s HIV and AIDS Year 9 workshops was featured in the 2017 BBC One documentary, The Truth About HIV.

She regularly speak about her experiences, her story, HIV and sexual health to audiences varying from Year 7 in secondary schools, to international conferences, to Pharmaceutical Board Strategy meetings.

Her workshops and assemblies with young people and professionals share her powerful emotive story through her experiences of grief and loss, of starting a business, of sexual health and of HIV and AIDS. Lizzie passionately believes in the power of communication and storytelling as one of the best prevention tools.

Lizzie also sits on the NHS England Specialised Commissioning Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for HIV, works as an expert patient consultant and adviser, and also as Visiting Tutor at various universities across the UK.

Why not book Lizzie to support:

  • Sexual Health Week 11th-17th September
  • National HIV Testing Week 18th – 25th November
  • World AIDS Day 1st December


Testimonials from Teachers

"The event went very well. We got good feedback from our services users. Looking forward to working with Lizzie again. She is amazing."

– Adela B. Senkubuge, Services Adviser, George House Trust

"The session was exactly what was required, you were great too, thank you. The students really gained a lot from the session, it extended their knowledge and understanding of the issues and stigma surrounding HIV in 21st C. For these school based practitioners, it allowed for them to appreciate their role in supporting children and young people with HIV and the essential myths that need to be busted. HIV has not gone away and making children aware of the ways to keep themselves healthy is an important part of the roles of the school, parents and communities. We loved it and will definitely let you know when we need more doing! Thank you."

– Sacha Mason, Academic Coordinator in Professional Studies, Bishop Groseseteste University

"I found the presentation very informative; it answered questions which I had often thought about but not investigated further. Your way of presenting the subject was clear and precise and you put everyone at easy with your unflappable delivery."

– Sue Johnson, Secondary School Teacher, William Farr School

"We continue to have feedback on your speech – it was incredibly powerful and moving (and you are a great public speaker!). It was a pleasure to meet you and please do keep in touch – I would love to continue to work with you."

– Debbie Laycock, Head of Policy and Parliamentary Affairs, Terrence Higgins Trust​

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Location

Lincolnshire

Topics

  • Enterprise
  • PHSCE
  • Science
  • Lifestyle
  • Assemblies and Celebrations Events
  • Well-being
  • Teacher CPD
  • Disability
  • Sex Education

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