My name is Dan and I have worked as a Chemsex adviser since April 2019.
I have been working in health and wellbeing since 2007, in areas such as cardiac, metabolic and more recently, sexual health. My roles have allowed me to assist people with making positive and sustainable health changes.
My current role as a sexual health adviser often involves working with our LGBT+ community, and problematic Chems use is a common theme.
As a gay man, I felt it was important to provide help for those experiencing difficulty with their substance use, and that I was well positioned to give this support having experienced difficulty myself in the past. This prompted me to complete a certificate of Addiction Treatment: Clinical Skills for Healthcare Providers. I absolutely believe in a multidisciplinary approach that involves a number of health professionals, and that the support that I provide is an integral part of a larger team.
I enjoy working with anyone who is keen to make changes, and I enjoy the challenge of helping people find their individual way back to living a more beautiful life.