Update 6 October 2021

Icebreakers have restarted support meetings at a new place and new day, Details Below


Please note the new date and time is THURSDAY evening 7:30 – 8:45

First timers please arrive between 7:00 and 7:15  

New location at the Friends MeetingHouse, 6 Mount Street Manchester M2 5NS (right behind Manchester Central Library 


Icebreakers have found a new home at the Friends Meeting House for our formal support meetings, and will continue to use the Molly House for our after meetings drink and to catch up with other service users who no-longer need the support meetings but still want to feel part of the group on a more social level.

Our new location is limited in size and we can only accomodate 13 service users and so we are limiting the number of people attending to those who joined during the lockdown and new people joining us for the first time. We would ask that people intending comming to a meeting, especially if you have come some distance, to contact us on our email address info@icebreakersmanchester.org.uk or on the number below and we will reserve a place for you.

For anyone arriving after we have filled the available spaces you are most welcome to join us at the Molly House bar on Richmond Street from 9pm. It is only a short 9 min walk away and the route is shown in the Google maps link below.

Google Map of Friends Meeting House androute to Molly House

Our new meeting place, use the front door of this impressive building No 6, Mount Street

Our meeting room is F17 on the first floor, if you forget this when you arrive it will be on the video notice board above the reception desk.

Take the stairs to the right just past the reception desk and go up to the first floor


At the top of the stairs turn immediatly right, and then right again into Room F17


The building has a one way system in place and requires you to wear a face mask, unless medicaly exempt, whilst moving round the building, once you take your place in the meeting room you may remove the mask. At the end of the meeting put your mask back on and follow the Exit signs to leave the building through the side door

Because of this restricted availability it may take the organisers a few weeks getting used to the new system, so please bear with us.


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 voice 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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Icebreaker’s new meeting place and times.
Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.45pm at the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS.
We have limited space, so please can you email us in advance to confirm that you wish to attend. Info@icebreakersmanchester.org.uk

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