Established in 1972 London Friend is the UK’s oldest LGBT charity. London Friend supports the health and mental wellbeing of the LGBT community in and around London. They offer counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promote personal growth and self-confidence. They are also home to Antidote – the UK’s oldest LGBT drug and alcohol service, providing information, advice, and structured psychosocial treatment interventions. Their social groups provide a safe space to meet and socialise as an alternative to the bar and club scene. Their services are delivered by trained LGBT volunteers.