London Friend Proudly Presents Summer Camp 2021, a series of 7 one-off in-person workshops, and discussion groups designed to bring people together and focused on improving the mental health and wellbeing of all members of the LGBTQ+ community in London in a safe, supportive environment.
London Friend is the oldest LGBT charity in the UK, set up in 1972. The charity promotes health and well-being for LGBT people providing group & individual support. London Friend also runs Antidote, the LGBT drug & alcohol project.
London Friend services include:
COUNSELLING: Low-cost one to one counselling, where clients are invited to make a financial contribution according to their ability to pay. All the counsellors identify as LGBTIQ and work within the BACP code of ethics. We also offer a specialist counselling service for LGBTIQ people who have experienced domestic abuse as part of the London LGBTIQ Domestic Abuse Partnership.
ANTIDOTE: A specialist service offering support around drugs, alcohol and chemsex for LGBTIQ people. Support to stop using or drinking completely or to gain more control over your alcohol and/or drug use. We offer non-judgemental support, one to one keywork, groups, and complementary therapies.
SOCIAL AND SUPPORT GROUPS: A range of groups including coming out support, social groups, and activities, trans and non-binary support, intersex support, and more.
Events Calendar So far Confirmed
27th July 2021: LGBTQ+ Community and Belonging Workshop with Clara Monroy
Clara Monroy is a committed Community builder and Life Coach, who has been volunteering with London Friend for over a year and who is passionate to make a positive difference within the LGBT+ community in London.
3rd August 2021: please visit londonfriend.org.uk/summercamp for updates
10th August 2021: please visit londonfriend.org.uk/summercamp for updates
17th August 2021: ‘Selfish’ Creativity and Personal poetry with Antonia King
Antonia Jade King is one of the hosts of Boomerang Club, and a previous Hammer & Tongue finalist. She was part of the Apples and Snakes Writing Room programme in 2018 and has performed at numerous events including Love Supreme festival and Rallying Cry at Battersea Arts Center. Antonia is studying for a master’s researching the historical significance of black women in popular culture.
24th August 2021: Breathwork and The Art of Transformation with Jordan Turner
Jordan is an international health and wellness coach and breathwork practitioner. He works with CEOs, Celebrities, Professional Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Companies and People from all walks of life. He is dedicated to his soul mission of spreading the gift of true health to as many lives as possible. Jordan has created a unique system that has guaranteed life-changing results with clients by connecting Mind, Body, and Spirit. Jordan’s innovative approaches transcend the limitations of a traditional health program utilising a range of techniques and modalities rooted in mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Inspiring people from all walks of life to achieve a healthy mind and healthy body by regaining their power and realising their true potential.
31st August: Non-normative relationships Workshop with LJ Potter
LJ Potter is a genderqueer counsellor (they/them) who specialises in working with topics around gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity (GSRD). This might be people who identify as LGBTQ+ (including intersex, asexual, and non-binary/genderqueer people) and people who are in other minority relationship/living styles, such as people in consensually non-monogamous or kink/BDSM-based relationships, or people who are sex workers.
7th September: Creative Writing and Narrative Building Workshop with Juliet Jacques
She writes short fiction, as well as journalism, essays and criticism on literature, film, art, music, politics, gender, sexuality, and football. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, for whom she documented her gender reassignment in a series entitled A Transgender Journey
Her Transgender Journey column was longlisted for the Orwell Prize for blogs in 2011, and Trans: A Memoir was runner-up in Polari LGBT Literary Salon’s First Book Award for 2016.
She was included on The Independent on Sunday Pink List of influential LGBT people in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and appeared on a panel at the PEN International Congress in 2014.
When: Every Tuesday (from 20th July to 7th September)
More info & register: https://londonfriend.org.uk/summercamp/
All events may be subject to changes due to Covid-19 regulations. Please keep updated by visiting https://londonfriend.org.uk/summercamp/