Chrysalis support groups

Transition Meeting Centres

Providing free one-to-one counselling, life-skills, workshops, peer support and facilitated group work for those who are transitioning or considering transition.
On the first and third Friday of each month.
In Southampton, Basingstoke, Fareham & Portsmouth.

Significant Others Support Groups

For family and close friends of someone who is transgender, who may be going through transition.
Offering support, free one-to-one counselling, workshops, peer support and facilitated group work.
One evening of each month.
In Southampton, Fareham & Portsmouth, Bournemouth.

Wellbeing Drop-In Centre

An inclusive space for all trans, intersex and gender non-conforming people offering workshops, talks, social space, peer support and access to trained counsellors.
One evening of each month.
In Southampton, Fareham and Basingstoke opening soon.

The location of all the meeting centres is confidential, once you are accepted into the group your facilitator will contact you to arrange a meeting and advise you of the location of the group.
If you are interested in joining a group then first of all speak to the office team who will run through some questions with you to determine which group is most appropriate for you. If you are joining the transition group then you will be given a face to face meeting with two volunteers before being accepted into the group if you all agree it is the most appropriate support for you at that time. If you are joining the SOS or Wellbeing groups then your phone number will be passed on to a facilitator who will call you within a few days for a quick chat.