Gender Variance e-learning course
A Gender Variance e-learning course, developed and funded by the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), is available on the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) website. It is necessary to register first.
This resource is designed to help GPs respond to the needs of adults and young people experiencing gender dysphoria. GPs have a crucial role in providing appropriate medical care, leading to very positive outcomes. The course will also enable trans people, including those who are non-binary or non-gender, to engage positively with their GPs when seeking medical help.
Trans health factsheets
A series of trans health factsheets have been prepared with the interests and wellbeing of all members of the trans community in mind, including young people under the age of 17. They are also helpful to families and friends as well as service providers and employers. They promote the health and wellbeing of trans people; provide trans people with basic information about key aspects of good health and wellbeing and how secure it; and signpost sources of information and support.
The Sibyls is a Christan spurituality support group for all transgender people. We offer spiritual and social nourishment, friendship, help, company and advice, but we do not offer professional counselling. If you want or need professional counselling we would suggest the following:
A well-established trans support charity in Brighton serving many residents of Brighton and East Sussex and attracting visitors to their drop-in from other parts of the country. They have been continuing support and social activities online during lock-downs.
LGBT Carers Project – Hackney, London
Do you look after someone who has an illness, disability, and mental health need or drug or alcohol dependency? In need of emotional support or help with benefits and housing? Identify as LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender etc.)? If yes, the LGBT Carers Project is here to help.
Often carers do not get the support they need and are entitled to. This is especially true for LGBT+ Carers. The LGBT+ Carers Project at the City and Hackney Carers Centre is a community led project that aims to support unpaid carers by providing free services such as Carers Needs Assessments, Benefits and Housing Advice, LGBT+ Support Groups, Counselling and Social Events.
We offer a welcoming environment that is a safe space for all where you can access advice and support as well as community and friendship. If you, or someone you care about, have any questions about the LGBT Carers Project we would love to hear from you: