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Weekly mixed LGBTQ+ Mental Health Drop-in

The mixed weekly drop-in runs on a Thursday between 12.30pm and 3.30pm and offers a space to socialise with others in a comfortable, non-judgemental, relaxed atmosphere. There is no obligation to stay for the entire session.

We sometimes have activities including talks and workshops on subjects such as benefits advice, sexual health and civil partnerships, together with social-based activities such as quizzes and occasionally trips to places like museums, parks and bowling alleys.

It's a safe place and if you need a confidential chat, staff is available for a one to one session in one of the METRO counselling rooms.

What to expect from the Drop-In

  • A warm welcome to new members
  • A relaxed atmosphere and a respect of personal boundaries
  • Supportiveness, tolerance and acceptance, regardless of the way we look
  • Members to be non-judgemental and aware of people's feelings
  • An understanding that some sessions may not always go to plan
  • Respect and sensitivity to confidential issues discussed within the Drop-In
  • Friendly staff and the choice to be involved in activities or not

This list was compiled by members of the drop-in group.

David - Counselling

Outstanding people. Outstanding service. Outstanding counselling. Truly something that has allowed me to turn my life around.

Simon - Mentoring

By discussing things at such an intimate level with my mentor, I really came face to face with some of the reasons why I was taking chances before.

Kwasi - Mentoring

During the 6 month programme, I developed a close relationship with my mentor. Knowing that I would have to talk to him honestly about what I did in the previous 2 weeks somehow forced me to be safe every time I had an encounter.

Ebere - First Point

I wish this service was around when I was newly diagnosed. I felt my world had fallen apart around me and I didn't know which way to turn for support. You are offering a very valuable service.

Joe - Mentoring

The programme had such an impact on my life that I decided to come on board as a volunteer mentor!

Abimbola- First Point

It has been a long time since I felt that someone actually listened to me.

Michael - Counselling

I gained a huge amount of help from the counselling service and would like to thank the service for offering so much support.

Peter- First Point

I felt so relieved to have a named First Point worker who I can call if I need to be referred to a particular service.

Sarah - Counselling

The help and understanding I experienced from everyone I came into contact with whilst using the Metroís services was amazing.

Joan - First Point

Thank you so much for taking time to listen to me and truly understand how I am feeling. This is the only appointment I've had regarding HIV that didnít feel rushed.

METRO is always looking for talented people of all backgrounds for a variety of interesting roles, as employees and volunteers.
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