Icebreakers have started limited face-to-face meetings each Wednesday at 8pm following some easing of the Covid crisis restrictions

16 June 2021

Since 16 June 2021 we have started informal meetings for new service users who joined the video meetings during lockdown. Because our previous meeting room is no-longer available we have very limited space to meet and are reluctantly restricting numbers to new service users only at this time.

If you would like more details, please SMS Text or WhatsApp Colin on 07804 500632. Please note this phone does not take voice calls or messages.  

Please check this website and our Twitter feed @Icebreakers_MCR regularly for updates.

If you are in touch with other service users on Social Media, please 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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Almost there... We’ll reopen on Wed 14th April, 11am-6pm! We can’t wait to see you. 📚 To keep us all safe, there’ll be a 6-customer limit, masks required, windows open, and we provide the hand sanitiser. Don’t forget that there are bike racks right outside on Marchmont St, too!