Author Archives: Monty Moncrieff

New resource to reduce alcohol related harms for LGBT people

  London Friend has worked with Public Health England and other members of the National LGB & T Partnership to produce a new briefing which aims to reduce alcohol related harms for LGBT people.   Alcohol is the third biggest … Continue reading

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HIV and a breach of stigma

            In 2015 the stigma around HIV has failed to be controlled anywhere near as well as the virus itself.   My heart sank when I heard the news of yesterday’s leak of HIV patient data … Continue reading

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Co-Exist – a new group for men living with HIV & Hepatitis C

    Co-Exist – living with HIV & Hepatitis C   London Friend would like to invite gay and bisexual men living with both HIV and Hepatitis C to a discussion around the future provision of a Peer Support Group. … Continue reading

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UK Black Pride supports London Friend

    We’re thrilled to announce that UK Black Pride is supporting London Friend’s work through a generous donation. UK Black Pride promotes unity and co-operation among all Black people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, … Continue reading

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Antidote Manager Toni wins an Attitude Pride Award

      Toni Hogg, manager of London Friend’s drug & alcohol service Antidote, is recognised in the inaugural Attitude Magazine Pride Awards   Our Antidote drug and alcohol service manager Toni Hogg has won an Attitude Magazine Pride Award! The Awards … Continue reading

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European Drug Report highlights limited LGBT treatment provision but growing chemsex concerns

    Our CEO Monty Moncrieff discusses the new European Drug Report 2015, and increasing concerns about chemsex   The annual European Drug Report has just been published. It offers interesting insights into trends and development in drug supply, use … Continue reading

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Pride 2015 – please join us in the Parade!

      London Friend will be taking part in this year’s Pride Parade on Saturday 27th June. Come and join us in our walking group. We’re walking in Section A near the head of the Parade. We’d like to … Continue reading

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New Factsheets on Health & Wellbeing for Trans People

    A series of new trans health factsheets has been produced by the National LGB & T Partnership. These factsheets have been prepared by members of the National LGB&T Partnership in collaboration with cliniQ, Mermaids, TransForum Manchester, with support from Public … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Chemsex

    This week is mental health awareness week, an opportunity to discuss how mental health affects our lives, and to help remove the stigma of living with a mental health issue. Recently our CEO Monty Moncrieff gave a talk … Continue reading

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Support over Christmas and 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 you … Continue reading

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