Dean Street Wellbeing Programme events for May/June


– A Change of Scene

– The HIV Monologues

– Let’s Talk About Gay Sex and Drugs

– Queer Warriors

– Friday Night Panel Discussion

– LGBT’s The Word

– (Details of our usual walk-in support services.)



A Change of Scene – 4th May

Occurs monthly, and takes place (by RSVP only) at 56 Dean Street; the next meeting being Thursday 4th May with a theme of ‘overcoming anxiety’, 6.30pm to 8pm For more details of this, visit the Facebook page, or email

The HIV Monologues – 6th May 

A theatre piece written by Patrick Cash, and is showing at Wandsworth Oasis Amen Corner from 6.30pm on Saturday 6th May. Book tickets here. 


Let’s Talk About Gay Sex and Drugs – 18th May

Returns Thursday 18th May (6.30pm) with the theme this month being “Masc”; however you’d like to interpret it. In cabaret style, queer performance artists, poets, or simply community members with an opinion will be taking to the stage and open-mic to talk about sex and/or drugs within their own lives, their friends or their community. It’s free and all welcome. To get an idea of what happens at Let’s Talk About Gay Sex and Drugs each month,watch this 2 min video. Visit the Facebook page here.

Ku Klub, 30 Lisle Street, WC2H 7BA, from 6.30pm. Free entry, all welcome. 

Queer Warriors workshop – 25th May

Calling all Queer Warriors! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer, straight, trans, cis, intersex, questioning, genderqueer, non-binary, curious and beyond: this workshop is for people of all genders and sexualities. Everyone is welcome.

A Queer Warriors’ workshop aims to creatively empower the LGBT+ community and its allies with communication and engagement skills.

What we’ll do:
-Form a supportive group within which we can explore our own identities.
-Exercise our creativity with storytelling and writing exercises.
-Build our own characters – our own ‘queer warriors’ – and equip them with psychological and metaphorical resources they can use to support themselves on their quests.

Aimed at:
-members of the LGBT+ community seeking empowerment
-those working in multiple sectors including campaigning, HIV, activism and education
-artists, storytellers, writers, theatre makers, creatives

For more information on the first Queer Warriors workshop you can read host Robert Holtom’s blog post.

Downstairs in the 56DS basement, 6-8pm. Free entry, all welcome


Friday Night Panel Discussion – 2nd June 

There will be a new Friday Night Panel Discussion, featuring prominent members of the LGBTQ community in London discussing how to say HIV negative in the city, with a different theme each month. This month is ‘Just Us Monogamy’. Full details of venue TBC.


LGBT’s the Word – 15th June

A creative writing group for anybody in the LGBTQ community to attend. Just bring a short piece of writing to read out, and you can get feedback in a friendly, supportive environment.

All writing welcome, including prose, theatre, screenwriting, poetry, comedy. All welcome, and you can just come to listen if you don’t have anything written!

Downstairs in the basement of 56 Dean Street. The next one is 15th June, 6pm to 8pm. you will find more details under the Events tab (LGBT’s the Word) on the 56 Dean Street facebook page. Free entry, all welcome.


– For other support groups, social, sporting or recreational activities throughout the year, please visit our Survival Kit pages.


– ChemSex support clinics; if you want to discuss your own chem use with a kind, non-judging advisor, we have walk in, one to one appointments on the 3rd floor of 56 Dean Street at the following times; each Tuesday 5 to 7pm

Each Thursday, 1 to 4pm

The 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month (1st & 15th April) 1 to 3pm.

Just walk in, or visit the website for Chems advice

cliniqloop– cliniQ, Trans support services; Every Wednesday evening between 5 and 7pm, there is a safe space on the 2rd floor of 56 Dean Street to chat with a range of support workers specifically about Trans wellbeing. Visit the website for more information

swish– SWISH is a specific support service for people working in the sex industry (porn film actors, escorts, sex workers). Simply walk in to the 3rd floor of 56 Dean Street on Wed evening between 5 and 7pm for a chat with a support worker.



A bespoke service for deaf and DLGBT communities for those who
would like a nurse who can sign (BSL) during your consultation
Every Monday 4-7pm
Dean Street Express
34 Dean Street, Soho
Please walk in to 34 Dean Street and show your blue card at reception—you will be asked to complete a
simple form before your consultation. Results in 6 hours.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Any questions please email or text 07391 929 080
Dean Street Express offers free and confidential sexual health screening (STI/STD and HIV tests)
six days a week for asymptomatic (no signs of infection, discharge, rashes etc) patients


For other support groups, social, sporting or recreational activities throughout the year, please visit our Survival Kit pages.