Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching a support group in Brighton for gay and bisexual men who feel drug or alcohol use is badly affecting their lives.

The group, which will meet at the sexual health charity’s centre in Ship Street on Thursday evenings from July, is open to gay and bisexual men in the Brighton and Hove area.

Men who go to the group will learn new ways to take control and break the cycle of behaviour that might make them unhappy or put them at increased risk.

Health promotion co-ordinator Ross Boseley said: “There is a wealth of information out there designed to support people to make positive decisions around alcohol, drug use and sexual behaviour.

“Even with all that information we can at times in our lives make decisions that don’t make us happy. If you find yourself struggling to make the right choices for you, it’s important to know that there is support out there.”