Sources of Support
Counselling Support - Staff and Students
Transgender NI is a website which is intended to be a support for those seeking information and support around issues of Gender Dysphoria in Northern Ireland.
Transgender NI support and advocate for the rights of trans people in Northern Ireland, through community building, leading campaigns for social and administrative change, working with government and the community sector to improve policy and inclusion, and by giving trans people in Northern Ireland a platform, resources and the skills needed to self-advocate and bring about change. They also run the Belfast Trans Resource Centre and assist other trans organisations to develop, grow and become more sustainable.
They operate an online directory of support for trans people and their families, and for professionals in Northern Ireland which can be accessed via their website.
- SAIL NI
Sail NI are a support organisation for the families of transgender and gender variant people in Northern Ireland.
They directly support families across the region, as well as advocating for trans people and their families at a regional, national and European level.
- The Rainbow Project
The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that works to improve the physical, mental & emotional health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people in Northern Ireland. They offer LGBT affirmative counselling services, and free confidential and non-judgmental sexual health testing to gay and bisexual men including transgender men.
- Affirm NI
AffirmNI is a Northern Ireland working for all Transgender people irrespective of stage of transition or identity.
- Belfast Trans Resource Centre
The Belfast Trans Resource Centre is a community hub for trans, non-binary and questioning people and their families and friends in the Belfast area.
Gender Essence Support Services are a specialist professional counselling organisation, aimed at providing emotional and therapeutic support to those who identify within the Trans spectrum, including Gender Fluid, Non-binary, Intersex, Agender.
- GenderJam NI
GenderJam hold twice-monthly open meetups for young trans, non-binary, questioning & intersex people in Belfast, to which all young members of the trans community are welcome.
TransDerry is a Rainbow Project Initiative which aims to create a visible Trans Community in the Derry~Londonderry and surrounding areas providing support to Transgender people who are on a journey of transition to affirm their gender.
TransDerry also offer support to the families of Transgender people and the group meets monthly.
- GATE (Global Action for Trans Equality)
GATE is an international advocacy organization working towards justice and equality for trans, gender diverse and intersex communities. GATE work collaboratively with strategic partners at the global level to provide knowledge, resources and access to UN mechanisms and bodies.
- Equality Commission for Northern Ireland