Author Archives: Monty Moncrieff

New LGBT Club Drug briefing

    London Friend’s Chief Executive has contributed to a new LGBT supplement to the NEPTUNE Club Drugs project.   The supplement is part of a wider project which published the UK’s first set of clinical guidance on club drugs … Continue reading

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Closure of Pace

    Late on Friday afternoon we herd the very sad and shocking news that one of our fellow LGBT services, Pace, is to close this week after 31 years providing mental health support to LGBT people.   We’re very … Continue reading

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Christmas & New Year Support

  Christmas & New Year support 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 … Continue reading

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Join us for a Sober Start to 2016

    Today we’ve launched out Sober Start campaign, encouraging LGBT people to give up alcohol for January and kick start sustained reductions in their drinking. Those joining can be sponsored to enjoy a booze-free start to the year and … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday: why giving matters to LGBT charities

  Our CEO Monty Moncrieff discusses why giving matters so much to LGBT charities. Today is Giving Tuesday, an initiative to encourage people to support the work of charities and other good causes. It’s an opportunity to make a donation to … Continue reading

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Let’s use this World AIDS Day to challenge HIV stigma

    Our CEO Monty Moncrieff talks about World AIDS Day and the battle to end HIV stigma World AIDS Day on December 1st each year has rarely felt so pertinent as it does in 2015. It feels like there’s … Continue reading

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New HIV data & the future of HIV prevention

  Our CEO Monty Moncrieff writes about the new UK data on HIV and the future of HIV prevention   Public Health England yesterday published the latest data on HIV in the UK. Once again new diagnoses amongst gay, bisexual and … Continue reading

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HPV vaccines for gay & bisexual men

London Friend welcomes the JCVI recommendation to extend HPV vaccinations to men who have sex with men, but calls on the Government to vaccinate all boys   Yesterday the Government’s advisory group the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) … Continue reading

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Chemsex: a public health concern

  Our CEO Monty Moncrieff discusses a new report in the British Medical Journal, and outlines Antidote’s response to chemsex.   Our work on chemsex is widely discussed in the media today following publication of a new article in the … Continue reading

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Personal safety – staying safe on apps and G

    Yesterday saw some disturbing news as a man was charged with the murder of four men. It’s alleged he contacted the men via gay websites and that their deaths were caused by ‘poisoning’ with the drug GHB. As … Continue reading

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