Coronavirus  Update 7 : Thursday 26st March 17:20

No Icebreaker Meetings until further notice

No change in the situation.

As per government advice Icebreakers meetings at the foundation are suspended until further notice. Icebreakers volunteers are deciding how best to provide on-going support during this period as we recognise service users still need help.

The WhatsApp group we have setup is continuing to provide a virtual group for users to stay in contact and has been well recieved by those who use it and has been in use every day since it was setup.

To join this group please send a WhatsApp message to 07804500632 and you will be added within a day. Please note the phone number above is not monitored for voice calls.

Please check this website regularly for updates.

If you need to contact us or have any sugestions please email info@icebreakersmanchester.org.uk.

If you are in touch with other service users on Social Media please let them know the meeting is off this week and ask them to check this website often.


Icebreakers is a self help, mutual support group in Manchester that helps gay, bisexual, and questioning men and trans-men aged 18 to 80 plus.

We’ve been here since 1986 and thousands of men have used the group.

You can e-mail the group at info@icebreakersmanchester.org.uk  – this is checked regularly (we aim to reply within 48 hours).

If you need to talk to someone we encourage you to call our friends on the LGBT Foundation helpdesk on 0345 330 30 30 or 0161 235 8035 (10:00 – 22:00 on weekdays).

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CORONA VIRUS UPDATE Tues 17 March 1:00pm
The government advised yesterday to AVOID unnecessary social contact. Icebreakers Wednesday meetings will therefore be suspended for the moment with immediate effect. Please see our website for ongoing updates.


We are recruiting for a Sexual Health Coordinator to coordinate our point of care rapid HIV testing service from our community centre, and across outreach clinics across Greater Manchester

Closing 16 March

Full details http://lgbt.foundation/jobs