The Quest Program for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Gay Men

“The Quest ……. which focuses on encouraging feelings of identity authenticity, was successful in reducing feelings of internalised homophobia, which the present project and previous research have both identified as a key factor underpinning decreased wellbeing among BME MSM”
– Black and minority ethnic men who have sex with men, Project evaluation and systematic review (Public Health England, De Montfort University), May 2016

In 2015, The Quest was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) to deliver its flagship “The Quest Program” to Black, Asian and Minority Ethinic gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM). The final report from the evaluation can be found here.

Due to the overwhelming requests that have come in over the past year to deliver the program again, and following on from the feedback in the evaluation report, we will be running a subsidized BAME The Quest Program in 2017. This has been made possible by donations from Friends of The Quest initiative, along with our commitment following on from the PHE study.

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The Quest on SoundCloud

Listen to Ade & Darren, Co-Founders of The Quest, as they talk about how The Quest started and what happens during each stage of The Quest Program.

The Quest Workshop for Black and Minority Ethnic Gay and Bisexual Men (London)

“Amazing! I would highly recommend it as the cultural aspects of upbringing did not need to be explained – participants ‘just understood’…” May 2015 Workshop Participant

Public Health England (PHE) has commissioned The Quest to deliver its flagship “The Quest Workshop” to Black African, Black Caribbean, mixed Black and other ethnicity (BME) gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM).

The delivery of the workshops is part of a wider PHE project evaluating different models of direct behaviour change interventions for BME gay men and MSM aimed at reducing health risk behaviour and building resilience.

The next workshop will take place in September (London). Please note that the workshop is now sold out and if you register, you will be going on a waiting list.

Feedback from participants on the March (London) workshop include:

“Really fantastic – I knew it would be life-changing; it has been”
“Enriching and transforming”
“Loving, Caring, Nurturing, Supportive, Wonderful”
“Unique, Special, Powerful”
“Challenging, Supportive & Rich”

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The Two Way

Ian McCurrach talks to Ade Adeniji

5 Steps to Authentic Self Expression

IM: What are the main outcomes of the Authentic Self Expression WorkOUT?

AA: The session is an opportunity to deeply explore the different aspects of self-expression and examine how we ‘show up’ (or not) for each one of them. The intention is that participants leave with a clearer idea of what authentic self-expression personally means to them, identify the gaps between where they are in relation to authentic self expression and where they desire to be and during the day we will spend time practicing closing the gap. Continue Reading →

The Quest One-Day Workshop

5 Steps to Authentic Self-Expression

This interactive, fun and engaging one-day workshop for Gay Men is all about (re)connecting and (re)aligning with your Unconditional/True Self, and allowing that aspect of You to come forth – without Shame or Judgement; but with Love, Joy, Integrity and Passion.

Date: Saturday 10 May 2014
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The Quest Weekend Workshop

Ade Adeniji and Darren Brady, Founders of The Quest, talk about the Weekend Workshop for Gay Men.

Previous participants share their stories.

The Quest One-Day Workshop

Love, Sex and Connection

Building on the theme of our popular ‘Getting clear on Sex and Intimacy’ one-day workshop, this interactive, fun and engaging WorkOUT is all about delving beneath the surface of our needs and wants when it comes to Love, Sex and Connection.

As part of our one-day exploration, we will be using some of the guideposts within three insightful books: Loveability: Knowing how to love and be Loved (Robert Holden), How to be an Adult in Love (David Richo) and Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men (Robert Weiss).

Date: Saturday 11 January 2014
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The Quest One-Day Workshop

Breaking through Personal Barriers

This interactive, fun and engaging one-day workshop – with insights from ‘The Untethered Soul‘ –  is all about confronting the self-saboteur and investigating the limiting beliefs still holding you back in living a life of authentic self expression.

Date: Saturday 9 November 2013
Time: 10.00am – 5.30pm

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The Weekend Exploration – March 2012 Workshop

The emerging community of gay men who have been on the Exploration Workshop continues to grow.

The Workshop, inspired by ‘The Velvet Rage‘ (Alan Downs) will be running for the 4th time next month. It feels just like yesterday (June 2011) that we ran the first workshop. The initial workshop ran over a 6-week period in the evenings, in the upper lounge space of Barcode in Vaxhaull, with a group of 10 gay men; we have since changed location and the format of the sessions.
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