Married Men’s Group

Posted on 19-05-2020 by Cecily Stevenson

Hello, I’m Jamie. I work at Birmingham LGBT Centre, and I support the sexual health outreach team.

Recently I have helped to set up and facilitate the Married Men’s Support Group, which had previously been running at the LGBT centre but had then stopped for a period. It was a group that was very important, and I felt it needed to be restarted, and here we are now, offering a monthly opportunity for men who have same sex attraction/feelings, but may be married or in relationships with women, to meet up.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are currently unable to run the group from the LGBT Centre, which leads me to remind you all that we are still available on the phone to offer support and a listening ear for anyone who would like to find out more about the group, and discuss confidentially any sexual health or wellbeing questions and concerns you may have.

We recognise that your sexual health, wellbeing, and mental health all have a very important part to play through your journey, and we are happy to discuss any information and support around this.

 

About the Group

The Married Men’s Group meets up once a month for 2 hours, in a safe and confidential space, and it’s an opportunity to meet other like-minded people that may be going through the same journey as yourself.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

The group offers an informal and relaxed space to talk. We do have a ground rules policy in regards to setting boundaries and understanding what is appropriate or not appropriate to discuss within the group. It also offers the opportunity to have a sexual health test/discussion with a member of staff if you wish to after the group finishes, including making sure you’re aware of any services we offer that you may want to find out more about.

The group may not be running at the moment – however, the support and offer of someone to talk to still is available, and you can call us on 0121 643 0821 Monday to Friday between 10-6pm.

We look forward to hearing from you if you wish to call us, and I look forward to when the group is running again.

Stay safe, stay at home, stay healthy.