Welcome to Chrysalis, the charity supporting transgender and questioning people, their families and close friends
Registered charity 1116321

Bournemouth Launch Event

We would like to invite you to join us in the launch of Chrysalis’ gender identity support services in Bournemouth on Friday 6th September 2019. This is an inclusive event open to professionals, support services and policy makers.

Speakers include:
• Introduction to Chrysalis by Andi Maratos, CEO of Chrysalis, including our successes and future plans.
• Trans awareness session with Julie Miller, Chrysalis Dorset Area Coordinator
• Keynote speech by Ayla Holdom, Chrysalis volunteer, helicopter pilot with the UK's National Police Air Service and former RAF search and rescue pilot, sharing her personal story and passion for the support of trans and questioning people
- This free event is an opportunity for you to:
- Learn more about Chrysalis and the services we provide
- Raise transgender awareness
- Breakdown barriers to social inclusion
- Find out about our latest campaigns and how to get involved
- Network with your colleagues and friends from other charities and institutions (time will be set aside in the programme for networking)
Together we can improve acceptance, prevent isolation, and further social change.

The event will be held at The Factory in Poole; tickets and full venue information are available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-of-chrysalis-gender-identity-supp… - please book a ticket for each person attending.

New Bournemouth Trans & questioning support group

Trans & questioning support group in central Bournemouth

We are pleased, and excited, to welcome our new patron: Ana Matronic

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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.