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SWAP – Structured Weekend Antidote Program

Over the summer, I’m pleased to announce that I will be running a workshop as part of SWAP; an amazing and innovative response to the ever-growing ChemSex scene in London. Here’s what London Friend say about the program:

“Who is it for?

SWAP is for men 18+ who identify as a Gay, Bi, trans or MSM (men who have sex with men) and feel that their chem use is either already out of control, getting out of control or is having a negative impact on their lives. The programme is aimed at people who are serious about trying to take those steps that will lead to greater control over their use or who would like to become chem free altogether.

What does it involve?

SWAP is an intensive group programme over 4 full weekends (11 – 4.30 Saturday & Sunday).
It will take you through a series of workshops which will help you to understand and explore issues such as:

  • Relapse Prevention
  • Sex (inc. sober sex) & Sexuality
  • Self Esteem & Confidence
  • Assertiveness
  • Relationships
  • Boundaries
  • Social/intimacy anxiety
  • Thinking patterns
  • Goal setting, life planning & decision making
  • Relaxation & stress management

There will also be an opportunity to try complimentary therapies such
as acupuncture and mindfulness meditation techniques.”

For more info visit: http://londonfriend.org.uk/get-support/drugsandalcohol/weekend-programme/about-swap/

New role at cliniQ

In the last month I have officially joined the team at cliniQ in Soho, to help provide sexual health and wellbeing services to the trans* communities, their friends, families and significant others. Running from 56 Dean Street on a Wednesday evening (5.30 – 7.30), cliniQ works in partnership with a range of organisations (such as London Friend and GALOP) to provide safe, reliable support services for trans* people as well as clinical sexual health services, cervical screening and liver function tests.

The clinic is run by and with trans* people, working with trans* aware clinicians who offer discreet, respectful services; working from a model that should be replicated throughout health and wellbeing services. I genuinely couldn’t be happier to be involved with the organisation.