Author Archives: Monty Moncrieff

We need PrEP on the NHS now – a community statement

    A 10,000 place PrEP trial was never going to meet demand – it’s time to make PrEP available to all who need it   Alongside 31 other organisations, we are calling on NHS England and local authorities to … Continue reading

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Taking Pride in LGBT mental health with BLOUSE

    London Friend is delighted to be supported by BLOUSE this Pride. The fashion label is teaming up with us to highlight LGBT mental health, with sales from their summer 2018 range raising funds to support our work. £10 … Continue reading

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Our CEO Monty Moncrieff is awarded an MBE

London Friend’s Chief Executive, Monty Moncrieff, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.   The award, for services to LGBT equality, recognises work done by London Friend to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBT people.   … Continue reading

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Remembering Section 28

Our CEO Monty Moncrieff reflects in the 30th anniversary of Section 28 from a personal perspective   It’s 30 years ago today since the UK Government introduced the pernicious Section 28 of the Local Government Act. It prohibited local authorities … Continue reading

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Concerned about a loved one engaged in chemsex?

    London Friend and Adfam are working together on a project to provide information and support for partners, families and friends of people that engage in chemsex.   London Friend is a charity that works to promote the health … Continue reading

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Co-Exist – our HIV & Hepatitis C support group

    London Friend is relaunching Co-Exist, our therapeutic peer support group for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men who are living with both HIV and hepatitis C.   Co-Exist will start on Tuesday 1st May … Continue reading

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Axis – a new chemsex clinic for south London

    We’re really excited to announce the launch of a brand new chemsex support service in the heart of South London. Based at the Caldecot Centre, The Axis Clinic is a collaboration between our Antidote LGBT drug & alcohol … Continue reading

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Support over Christmas & New Year

    The festive season can be a lot of fun, but for some people it’s a time of heightened anxiety. It’s the season to be jolly, but sometimes that can tip over into excess. Here’s some information to keep … Continue reading

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Trans Day of Remembrance 2017

    “As we reach a day urging us to remember the impact of transphobia worldwide, media stories at home are making the depth of our own anti-trans sentiment impossible to forget.”   Ahead of the 2017 Transgender Day of … Continue reading

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Conversion therapy deserves better discussion than through sensationalist TV

    This morning’s Good Morning Britain article on ‘gay cure’ therapies makes for uneasy viewing. The segment offers a lengthy platform to Dr Michael Davidson, who supports gay conversion therapy and views homosexuality as ‘sinful’, an ‘aberration’, and a … Continue reading

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