Contacts and websites for local organisations and support groups
Transgender website for Northern Ireland
www.transgenderni.com – a website funded by the Public Health Agency and developed by Youthnet, Transgender Support Organisations and members of the Transgender Community.
The Trans forum is a forum of statutory and voluntary sector organisations that comes together quarterly to discuss issues relevant to the Trans community.
Currently the following organisations make up membership of the Trans forum: Youthnet, SAIL, Cara-Friend, Institute for Conflict Research, Department of Education, Department of Health, OFMDFM, Policing Board, The Rainbow Project, Public Health Agency, Belfast City Council, Belfast Butterfly Club, PSNI, Equality Commission NI, Housing Executive NI, Human Rights Commission, NICCY, Children's Law Centre, Southern Health Trust, Belfast Trust, Gender Identity Service Northern Ireland, CAMHS, NIPSA, and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAIL (Support, Acceptance, Information and Learning)
SAIL is a voluntary support group for family, friends, carers and individuals living with gender issues.
Tel: 07510228411. All calls or texts will be treated with complete confidentiality.
Or you can email email@example.com for more information.
Youthnet is a strategic network of voluntary youth organisations that exists to work with and advocate on behalf of its membership, to represent, support and develop their interests and aspirations. Youthnet facilitated the peer support group Oysters for 8 years and has recently facilitated the development of the youth group Translate in partnership with Cara-Friend. Youthnet, in partnership with Translate (Cara-Friend), and SAIL can provide training on Gender Identity for Youth Sector Organisations. For more information contact: Amanda Stephens at Youthnet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Translate (Youth Group)
Translate is a safe space for young people up to the age of 25 to come together to discuss issues of gender and identity. The youth group was developed through a partnership between Cara-Friend and Youthnet.
For more information email: email@example.com
Trans* Belfast is a peer support group for trans people. It meets wednesday evenings in the LGB&T centre in Belfast. For more information about this support group contact Cara-Friend via firstname.lastname@example.org
(for contact only by a Health Care Professional)
Gender Identity Clinic for Northern Ireland
Gender Identity Service
Centre for Psychotherapy
Knockbracken Healthcare Park
Tel: 028 90916924
Oysters is a Transgender Peer Support Group (through the Gender Identity Service) The purpose of the group is to bring people together for support and friendship, and to create an opportunity to discuss issues such as: relationships; coming out to family and friends; surgery and aftercare; and legislation.
Trans Derry is a support group for trans people in Derry supported by The Rainbow Project. For more information about the group contact: email@example.com
Gender Essence Support Services is a specialist counselling and support organisation, we are dedicated in offering emotional and theraputic support to those from the Trans* and Gender Variant communities. We also provide training and awareness raising around these issues.
The website is www.genderessence.co.uk email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club aims to provide a sympathetic ear to help others to come to terms with being a transvestite or a transsexual and to help their friends and family as well as the wider community understand what being transgendered means. www.belfastbutterflyclub.co.uk
PO Box 210
Helpline: 028 9267 3720. Wednesdays 8pm-10pm
The advocacy service was launched in June 2010 to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing violence and/or discrimination for, directed at, or due to their gender identity.
If you require any further or would like to make contact with the advocacy officer or find out more please call 028 9031 9030 (The Rainbow Project) or email email@example.com
a:gender is the support network for staff in government departments / agencies who have changed or need to change permanently their perceived gender, or who identify as intersex.
Counselling Directory was set up to connect visitors with a wealth of information and the ability to search for the most suitable counsellor or psychotherapist.