At Everyturn, our amazing community mental health support teams provide practical and emotional support to people in Newcastle.
We’re incredibly passionate about helping people access the support they need, helping people build great support networks, and finding ways to stay well. We know that all kinds of things can impact our mental health, and many of our community mental health team have lived experience of mental ill-health – they know what it’s like, because they’ve been there too.
In Newcastle, members of our incredible community mental health team run a transgender and non-binary mental health support group. The group is passionate about supporting people who are accessing or waiting to access gender healthcare.
Transgender people and non-binary people can sometimes find themselves waiting a long time to access gender healthcare. On top of this, they may also have to face difficult experiences such as:
- Stigma and discrimination
- Difficult experiences of coming out
- Rejection or social isolation
These experiences can be incredibly difficult, and can affect many aspects of someone’s mental health.
Our transgender and non-binary community mental health support group provides valuable support through 1-1 conversations with facilitators and community support. Facilitators can also signpost people to the resources and information they may need.
The group is an incredibly supportive place, and the facilitators understand, empathise, and provide a safe space for the people they support.
If you’d like to find out more about the transgender and non-binary community mental health support group, or if you’re interested in getting involved, you can fill out a self-referral form here – Everyturn CMHSS referral form, or go through your GP.
For more advice on taking care of your mental health, check out our Advice Hub article: Mental health in the LGBTQIA+ community
Find out more about our community mental health support