Free Gmfa Courses To Help You Stop Smoking Or Get A Boyfriend (or Both!)


GMFA’s popular ‘Getting a Boyfriend’ course for gay men, is a one day course on Saturday 8 September, and GMFA’s highly effective seven-evening ‘Stop Smoking’ Course begins its next run on Tuesday 4th September. GMFA’s stop smoking course is now open to all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.

“Sometimes you know that you want to make changes to your life, but you just need a bit of help,” said Matthew Hodson, Head of Programmes for GMFA. “Most people try to quit smoking by themselves but the evidence shows that you are much more likely to succeed in your attempt to quit as part of course. Because our Stop Smoking course is specifically for LGB&T people it creates a more supportive environment to help you quit – and this has helped make our Stop Smoking courses even more effective than standard NHS courses.”

The GMFA Stop Smoking course takes place on weekday evening over seven weeks at GMFA’s offices near Old Street. “I used to have a 20 a day habit, and more if I was drinking, but I’ve not had a cigarette since I did the course ten years ago,” adds Hodson. In that time I must have saved myself about £25,000 and I feel stronger and healthier for it too. The course really does work, so if you’ve been looking for that extra push to help you quit, sign up now.”

The ‘Getting a Boyfriend’ course is a free one-day workshop to help you understand more about yourself and what you want in relationships. It also includes advice on how to stick to safer sex when you do find that special someone.

Matthew Hodson, says: “For many of us, having some romance or even a partner to share our life with is important. However, finding and maintaining a relationship can take work. This course will help men take a fresh look at what they want from a relationship and how to go about getting it.”

This course will encourage you to think about whether you are ready for a relationship, what you bring to and want from a relationship, as well as the qualities that attract you to a man. You’ll have a chance to think about areas such as whether you want an open or monogamous relationship, what sort of commitment you are after, and whether you are looking for a boyfriend in the right places.

The course also covers the sexual decisions that are made in relationships, how your safer sex strategy may change, and how to minimise your risks of HIV and STI infection.

GMFA’s next stop smoking course starts on Tuesday 4th September, 7-9pm and continues every Tuesday evening for seven weeks. To book a place visit:

GMFA’s ‘Getting a Boyfriend’ course takes place on Saturday 8th September, from 10am – 5pm. To book a place visit:


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