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SAFER 2023-24

About Safer

"Safer" is a health and wellbeing campaign for gay men* through the distribution of 20,000 packs across Greater London. Between June and September 2023, packs are being sent to 260 scene venues (inc. shops and saunas), sexual health and drug services, HIV and LGBT+ organisations, and accident and emergency departments. Packs contain booklets and leaflets on health and well-being, safer chemsex, safer hook-ups, and sexual health.

  • Health and wellbeing (A5 booklet)
  • Hook-up Safer (A6 booklet)
  • Overdoses and calling 999 (A6 leaflet)
  • Safer chemsex (A5 booklet)
  • HIV/ STI/ HCV "Risk-O-Meter" (A5 leaflet)
  • Your rights on arrest (A6 booklet)
  • Covering leaflet with Hep C home testing kit slips (A5 leaflet)

Get your hands on a Safer pack by completing our contact form - selecting 'The Safer Pack' from the drop-down menu. Don't forget to include your address in the comment/ message box.

What the campaign is about

Whether you are new to gay life, your scene, or have been around the block a few times, this pack should have something for you. It’s been produced to help you stay safer and signpost to the support you may need when you need it. While there is a focus on chemsex, many issues addressed in the pack affect us across the board, whether it’s safer hook-ups, assessing risks we take sexually, connecting with communities, groups, and identities, or finding ways to improve our mental health and well-being. There are also huge drives in Greater London to eliminate new HIV infections by 2025, Hep C by 2030, and to increase awareness of monkeypox (MPOX) vaccination. There is no escaping from it, we are living through tough times, so we hope you find the information here useful. Some of the pack is our take on being gay today and joining up the dots of our health and well-being. It’s not perfect, it’s sometimes messy, but it’s ours. And if the pack is not for you, don’t sit on it: pass it on to someone who may need it.

* and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) and the wider LGBT+ community.
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