Talk about drugs
Worried about your drug use? Want some help and support? Need someone to talk to?
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is working with Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust, to deliver a service that can help. The service is free, confidential and anonymous and offers brief support for LGB people who want to talk about drugs.
We’ve been working in partnership with Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, to develop a pilot project for LGB&T people who are concerned about drugs. The service is a pilot project and will run every Monday for 6 months, from our building between 4pm and 8pm (final entry at 7pm) As the support on offer is brief, it is unfortunately unsuitable for those with long-term, complex issues around substance misuse.
The service will operate on a drop-in basis and will provide:
- An assessment with a Drugs Worker who will also be able to provide information, support, advice and onward referrals
- Up to three sessions of support with a specialist, who can help you to make the changes you want to see
On alternate weeks, we are also excited to be able to provide a sexual health screening service, delivered by Manchester Centre for Sexual Health, which will run alongside the Drugs Clinic. On the weeks this is not being held at The LGF, people can access this service at one of our other testing sites nearby.
The service is available to those who live in Greater Manchester.
Drop-in on Mondays between 4pm-7pm The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, Number 5, Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF.