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Trans wellbeing support

Emotional wellbeing is your ability to successfully handle life’s stresses, adapt to change, and be persistent in the fact of difficult situations.

Transgender & non-binary people are disproportionately affected by mental health difficulties and factors that contribute to poor emotional wellbeing such as lack of support from family/friends, feeling isolated/lonely, discrimination, navigating healthcare, and experiencing gender dysphoria. For disabled trans people and trans people of colour, these issues can be heightened by other aspects of minority stress.

This service provides tailored wellbeing support, information and guidance that is inclusive and understanding of the community’s needs and is designed to empower trans & non-binary people to improve their emotional wellbeing.

One to one support:
The Trans wellbeing support generally follows a 6-session model where you can discuss things you’re struggling with and the effect they’re having on your wellbeing.

In support sessions you will be encouraged to set goals to improve your emotional wellbeing, and then break these goals down into actionable tasks that feel possible to achieve.

It can feel difficult to start implementing self-care habits and making changes to improve wellbeing. Your support worker can provide guidance by identifying resources, coping strategies, ways to connect with others, and how you can work towards your ideal outcome(s) in steps that feel manageable.

You can access support in-person at the centre, over the phone, or via video call. Sessions last for 40-50 minutes. Contact us for more details or to book a wellbeing assessment on 0121 643 0821 or email hello@blgbt.org

Who is eligible for Trans Wellbeing Support?
The Trans wellbeing service is available for trans and non-binary people (and anyone questioning their gender identity) who are over 18 years old and living in the West Midlands.

If you’re looking for support for trans, non-binary and questioning young people aged 13-18, the Emerge trans youth group information can be found here.

Events and activities:
The trans wellbeing service organise and facilitate trans wellbeing events throughout the year. These events and activities are designed to give trans & non-binary people the opportunity to connect with others in the community, reduce isolation, learn new/develop existing skills, be physically active, and focus on the present moment in a safe, supportive environment. Examples of previous activities have included yoga, gender-affirming fashion workshops, and poetry writing sessions.
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