It's all go at Chrysalis because #GenderIdentityMatters

Another day, another rainy drive to Dorset. But the sky is clearing now and I can hear birds singing so hopefully the rest of our drive to Dorchester will be fine because today is the day! A meeting with Dorset NHS to speak about the essential work does and show off the lovely video created by Steffi of what Chrysalis has done for people and what Chrysalis means to people. I never tire of watching it. Check out our YouTube channel (yep that's also for your own chance to watch it.

So this is a brief blog, sat in Tiny Car with my coffee, oh essential coffee! Although new years resolutions mean I have to match coffee with water. I can do this, I can get fit again. I may even do another Park Run, after all I clearly need hobbies that get me up early on Saturday mornings.

Last week was another great chapter in our book. A trustee meeting where welcomed Scott Johnson - co-chair of Hampshire Constabulary LAGLOs onto the board and signed our CIO declaration. Soon, very soon, we will be a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, the next step on our ladder of improvement.

Last week also saw An in the office training Sheila, Dawn and I in the use ofv9ur new website. Bookmark www.chrysalisGIM.org.uk, going live on the 24th January. Thanks to An for all her hard work on this. She and Deanna and Sammy will make a fantastic team of admins.

Last week was also planning time, thanks to everyone involved from Bournemouth University and Solent University for their support with this. Add 14th April to your diaries, we have a great schedule planned including keynote talks from Sophie Labelle and Joanne Lockwood.

What's on this week?

Rather a lot of training it would appear. NHS today, Rose Road Association Thursday and Relate on Friday. What a great chance to meet new people and get my step count up.

Right! Bye for now. Hope you have a good week.