Resources

Local Groups & Organisations

There are many other support groups, social groups and other organisations. Here is a list of the groups we are aware of currently and details on where to find out more about them.

Safe Haven

Safe Haven are a not-for-profit organisation located in Cornwall who provide loving support for people involved within the transgender/non-binary community. They provide a safe, private venue for people to come and socialise, make friends, laugh and just be themselves in a fearless environment.

You can also talk one to one with Pixie, who has a great understanding of trans issues from various perspectives. As well as a popular monthly 2-night event they are also running a weekly support group on a Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm for Trans and non-binary people, starting on the 19th September 2017.

Safe Haven host a variety of support groups and events for everyone across the transgender & non-binary community, including support for family, friends and significant others.
“Confidence is infectious, come and catch it from us”

See more on their website here: www.safehaven.org.uk

Proud 2 Be

Proud2Be is a social enterprise that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans &/or questioning+ (LGBTQ+) people, their friends & family members, in Devon & beyond. They facilitate groups & events, host campaigns, deliver training & provide various volunteer opportunities.
See more on their website here: http://www.proud2be.co.uk/

Non-Binary South West

Non-Binary South West is a peer support group for trans* people in the South West of England (or beyond) with non-binary gender identities. If simply “woman” or “man” doesn’t seem to tell the whole story (or any of the story) for your gender identity, then this group is for you.

See more on their website here: http://www.nbsw.org.uk/

Intercom Trust

Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West.

They provide help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and discrimination (including bullying, harassment, abuse, attacks, and threatening behaviour), helping to develop the LGBT communities, providing professional training and consultancy, and working in partnership with local government, the police, health and other organisations.

See more on their website here: https://www.intercomtrust.org.uk

OUT Youth Group

OUT Youth Plymouth are two youth groups run in Plymouth City Centre for LGBT+ young people, 11-19 (25 for those with additional needs). We meet for advice and support, but mostly we are here for a chance to meet people, to chat and to have fun.

You can come along to a group to see what it is like, without any pressure; you do not need to label yourself so if you are questioning your sexuality or gender identity, you are very welcome to come along and just be yourself.

We meet Tuesday evenings,
Ages: 11 – 16, Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
Ages: 16 – 19, Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

Contact:
Email: out.youth@plymouth.gov.uk
Phone: 07774336616

Transfigurations

Transfigurations is a transgender support group based in Torquay.  It was set up to help all trans people (transsexual, transvestite, intersex, genderqueer, trans youth etc.) come to terms with their gender identity and provide a safe meeting place whilst they explore their feelings.

See more on their website here: http://transfigurations.org.uk/

Mindline Trans+

Mindline Trans+ is a confidential and non-judgemental listening service for people who identify as Trans, non-binary and their friends and families. They can also signpost to other services that can provide support.

It’s open Monday & Friday 8pm-Midnight
and can be reached on 0300 330 5468

See more on their website here: http://mindtws.org.uk/trans-plus/

Breakfree

Breakfree is based in Bournemouth, Dorset. You will have the opportunity to share your experience with other transgender people in a safe and confidential environment. Breakfree can support you in establishing a relationship with your GP and other professional services. You can then explore specialist gender services that may be appropriate for you.

Group Meeting Fortnightly.

See more on their website here: http://www.breakfreesouth.info/