By Jenni Davidson
Survivors of domestic abuse, substance misuse, HIV and mental health problems are offering their stories at the Jubilee Library this week.
Volunteer “living books” will be available to be “borrowed” by members of the public for open conversation about their lives and experiences.
The aim is to increase understanding of the issues and remove the stigma attached to these often hidden problems.
Rise supports women, children, young people and LGBT people affected by domestic abuse.
Yesterday the theme of the day was mental health.
Today (Wednesday 27 November) there will be the chance to meet those whose lives have been affected by drink and drugs.
Survivors of domestic abuse will share their stories on Thursday (28 November).
On Friday (29 November) there will be the opportunity to talk to people living with HIV about the physical, social and mental effects.
All the events are being held at the Jubilee Library in Jubilee Street, Brighton, between 2pm and 5pm.
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