We have a variety of different support groups you can join.
If you want to find out more or sign up to join one, email us at [email protected]
Here and Now: Tuesdays, 6pm @ LGBT Foundation
A mutual aid support group for LGBT+ people to share their experiences with each other in a safe space and a friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re right at the beginning of your journey or you’re wanting to maintain your goals in your recovery, here and now is a place for everybody to come together. The meetings are held every Tuesday at the new LGBT Foundation space: 2nd Floor Fairburn House, Sackville Street, M1 3NJ.
Chemsafe: Monthly group
Last Wednesday of the month 6pm-8pm
This group is a monthly space available both in person and online
Each session will have a different topic and we will look at sharing helpful information and discussion and support around these topics.
We will cover topics such as; consent, sober sex, harm reduction, online safety and other topics that are identified as relevant.
As with all our groups there will be an element of peer support, here specifically for people who have been or are currently being affected by crystal meth/GBL and other substances relating to chemsex. This group consists of friendly and non-judgmental people who are there to give each other peer-led advice and share experiences to help overcome substance misuse, chemsex triggers and empower each other to reach individual goals whether that be sober sex or a harm reduction route, your journey is yours to make!
Daytime Group: Thursdays, 12:30pm @ CGL Phoenix Mill
A daytime mutual aid support group for LGBT+ people to come together and support each other in making and sustaining changes to their substance use. This group offers a good opportunity for people hoping to engage with support during daytime hours. The meetings are held every Thursday at the CGL offices in Phoenix Mill, Ancoats, M4 7HY.
LGBT SMART Recovery: Thursdays, 6pm @ LGBT Foundation & on Zoom
SMART Recovery is a self-management cognitive behavioural therapy recovery program, where you can work with peers in a safe space to learn how to use simple tools to look at motivation, cravings, urges and relapse prevention. SMART tools can help you manage your addictive behaviours and also be used universally in your day-to-day life. This group takes place both online via Zoom (email for access), and in person at our centre: 2nd Floor Fairburn House, Sackville Street, M1 3NJ.
Ready for the Weekend: Fridays @ 8pm on Zoom - with The Reach @ The Northern
Our Friday night groups are a peer-led space for LGBT people who are at any stage in their recovery and want to engage with their fellow peers to help aid them in relapse prevention. This space aims to offer encouragement, support, motivation and empowerment. As this is our most informal group we aim to give everybody an opportunity to share their challenges and encourage cross-talk and feedback but this is also a great space to get to know your peers more. Hobbies and interests are a leading talking point!