Author Archives: Monty Moncrieff

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 Camberwell Sexual Health Service, The Axis Clinic is a collaboration between our Antidote LGBT drug … 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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Guest Blog – Mindful Drinking

    London’s first ever Mindful Drinking Festival takes place on Sunday 13th August, an opportunity for tasting the growing range of alcohol-free beers, wines, cocktails and craft sodas. But what does mindful drinking actually mean, and why are more … Continue reading

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Our response to the 2017 Drug Strategy

Our Chief Executive Monty Moncrieff responds to the Government’s new Drug Strategy   The Government has finally launched its long-awaited refresh of their Drug Strategy today, an update on the 2010 Strategy published under the Coalition. There’s much to welcome, … Continue reading

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London Friend is 45!

    London Friend is 45!   This Pride we’re celebrating our 45th birthday! Just like the event in London which saw the first Pride Rally in 1972, we also began providing services that year.   Like Pride, we’ve come … Continue reading

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Update on the London Chemsex Network

  In January 2017 London Friend invited representatives of London-based drug treatment services to a scoping meeting with a view to establishing a Chemsex Network across agencies. Chemsex has become an increasingly prevalent issue amongst gay, bisexual and other men … Continue reading

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