Welcome to Chrysalis, the charity supporting transgender and questioning people, their families and close friends
Charitable Incorporated Organisation 1187351

Charitable Incorporated Organisation

On Wednesday 15th January Chrysalis was awarded Charitable Incorporated Organisation status and our registration number changes from 1116321 to 1187351

This means that we are no longer a simple charity but have a legal personality.

We, Chrysalis, can enter into contracts and own things and have responsibilities rather than all of this being on the shoulders of individual trustees.

We were recommended to make this transition, as part of our wider transition process, once we started employing staff.

The change has also enabled us to build on the changes to the constitution agreed upon at the AGM in January 2019 and to create a constitution which is fit for purpose, robust and recognises our duties to our membership and to achieving social change.

Bakeoff 2019

Photos of cakes, judges and winners for the Chrysalis Bakeoff 2019

Chrysalis Bakeoff 2019

On Thursday 19th December the competition was hot, the cakes were naughty and the puns were definitely intentional.

With a different kind of festive social the Chrysalis Wellbeing groups hosted our first ever Bake Off. Pitting chef against chef in a no holds bra'ed competition to find the best sweet treat of the year!

Congratulations to our winners, thank you to our bakers and judges and watch this space for the next one.

If you're interested in joining our trans and questioning wellbeing group - a safe space to have fun with your peers, or accessing one of our support groups then give the office a ring between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday on 01489 589111

(Andi 2/1/20)

Chrysalis office opening times

Chrysalis strives to have our office open from 9:30am - 3pm Monday to Friday however at the moment we are experiencing some turbulence within the team which may cause slight disruption to this service.

If you contact 01489 589111 and no one answers the phone please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also email info@chrysalis-gii.org with any questions and queries.

We apologise for any inconvenience and are looking to remedy the situation as soon as possible

If you think that you can help us out through some volunteering in the office, or if you are interested in one of our paid roles then drop us an email.

Andi 23/9/19

New Bournemouth Trans & questioning support group

Trans & questioning support group in central Bournemouth

Sophie Labelle - author, speaker and Chrysalis Patron

Sophie Labelle with her signature pink tinted hair smiling

Ana-Matronic - singer, songwriter, DJ and Chrysalis Patron

You can now support Chrysalis through Amazon smile and we'll receive 0.5% of your spending as a donation. And the best thing? It won't cost you anything extra!

Important information

As Chrysalis undergoes its own exciting period of transformation there may be occasional hitches, please bear with us.

We are updating our records in light of the forthcoming GDPR (European legislation regarding data protection) implementation. If you wish to opt into receiving our newsletters and general updates then please drop the office a line info@chrysalis-gii.org, thank you to all of our supporters

What support we offer

Trans+ and Questioning Groups
1st and 3rd Friday - A safe and confidential space for those who are transitioning or thinking about transition, with workshops, life skills sessions, facilitated group time and free counselling.
Wellbeing drop in
2nd Thursday Portsmouth 4th Thursday Southampton, for all those who are trans, intersex, gender non-conforming and trans historied to meet, socialise, receive counselling and discuss relevant issues in a facilitated safe space.
Significant Others – Parents, Grandparents and Carers
2nd Friday of each month with access to counselling twice monthly, a safe, facilitated, confidential and non-judgemental space for those affected by a loved one’s trans identity and/or transition. Includes facilitated group time, peer support and workshops on relevant topics.
Significant Others – Partners and close friends
4th Friday of each month with access to counselling twice monthly, a safe, facilitated, confidential and non-judgemental space for those affected by a loved one’s trans identity and/or transition. Includes facilitated group time, peer support and workshops on relevant topics.

Office support from 9am to 3pm Tuesday to Friday for first contact, advocacy, advice, telephone support, training, volunteer and supporter enquiries and consultancy.
If you wish to attend a group or for further information and support please contact the office on info@chrysalis-gii.co.uk or 01489 589111 to speak to an adviser, we aim to respond to all emails within two working days.

Funded by: The Big Lottery, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Fund (HiWCF) and Tudor Trust.

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Contact us

Contact the office team for advice, support, to join a group, and to book us for training and other services:

info@chrysalis-gii.org or 01489 589111.