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Suffolk Mind launches support service for people who identify as transgender and non-binary

Suffolk Mind has launched a new weekly support project which aims to improve the wellbeing and emotional health of people who identify as transgender and non-binary.

Evolve Trans is available to all Suffolk residents over the age of 18 who are questioning their gender, on a transitioning journey or who have transitioned. It’s a service to help people feel supported in a safe environment, learn about their emotional needs and potentially forge new friendships

The weekly sessions will be made up of one-to-one appointments, peer support, creative activities, and group work that focuses on wellbeing, emotional health and self-reflection such as understanding relationships and dealing with stress.

Evolve Trans Coordinator, Emily Davey said: “This is a fantastic project which will enable the transgender and non-binary population of Suffolk to get their voice heard. Evolve Trans aims to promote and support  individual needs and bring like-minded people together, helping to prevent any potential isolation and promote positive mental health. We hope to provide happiness, safety, and new friends to drink coffee with. ”

Suffolk Mind was awarded a grant from Pubic Health Suffolk to fund the Evolve Trans service. There are only 30 spaces available on the project which will run for a year. You can self-refer to join the service here. 

Author: Kristina Brinkley
Posted on: 28th August 2019

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