Chemcheck is a group programme which is currently running online via Zoom, over 6 weeks on Monday afternoons from 4-6pm. The next start date is Monday 10th May 2021, and will run each week on the same day, at the same time (apart from Monday 31st May 2021 which is a Bank Holiday), with the last session taking place on Monday 21st June 2021.
Chemcheck is designed specifically to help you address questions, concerns or possible issues around your chem use in a friendly, safe non-judgemental environment.
Who is it for?
Chemcheck is for men 18+ who identify as a Gay, Bi, trans or MSM (men who have sex with men). The group is aimed at people looking at how they can take steps to either ensure greater control over their use, or trial a period of non-use, and for those who would like to explore some of those issues which could potentially lead to more problematic use.
What does it involve?
During Chemcheck you will have the opportunity to explore various themes such as:
- Making Changes
- Self Esteem
- Sex & Relationships
- Building Boundaries
- App use
- Dealing with Triggers & Cravings
- Managing Unsafe Situations
To ensure that you get the most out of the programme it is advisable that you commit to all 6 sessions.
You are welcome to self-refer or we can accept referrals from your keyworker or other professionals who may be involved in your care. Chemcheck is a group programme and may not be suitable for everybody.
For further information or to make a referral/self referral contact Luke directly on Lukeh@londonfriend.org.uk
Currently and for the foreseeable future, Chemcheck will run via the Zoom online platform.
Chemcheck is part of a programme of chemsex work funded by the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham and through our City of London and Hackney recovery partnership. Priority for places will be given to men resident in these boroughs.
Antidote helpline: Contact us to discuss your drug or alcohol issues on 020 7833 1674 (10am-6pm, Monday to Friday). Ask for someone from the Antidote Team.