About the group

Essentially, Icebreakers is a self-help, mutual support group. Our members establish social networks through the group and often make lifelong friendships. We’ve been here since 1986 and thousands of men have used the group.

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The group meetings are every Wednesday at 8pm at No.5 Richmond St, on the 3rd floor, above the back of Queer Bar on the Minshull St end of Richmond Street, Manchester, and has occasional social events too. PLEASE NOTE - we can not guarantee admittance after 8:30pm.

We hope that after you have been coming for some time, you will develop new friendships and a social network. Members usually leave once they have done that, because their main reason for attending Icebreakers no longer exists. Once that happens, we feel that we have done our job!

What happens at an Icebreakers meeting?

For more information about Icebreakers and to find out about coming to a meeting, contact the Lesbian & Gay Foundation's Help Desk service on 0845 3 30 30 30. Operators are available to help from between 10am & 10 pm Mon - Fri, 6 pm & 10pm weekends.(for mobile users call 0161 235 8035 - same service as above).

You can also e-mail the group at icebreakersmanchester@hotmail.co.uk - this is normally checked twice a week.