Suffolk Mind’s support for people who identify as transgender and non-binary
Please note, this article was published in August 2019, and the Evolve Trans project to support people who identify as transgender and non-binary has now ended.
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.