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Trans Health Merseyside Showcase

In partnership with In-Trust, Sahir House, and Navajo, Trans Health Merseyside invite you to an afternoon event to showcase the work and findings from the project.

The showcase will be held at The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR, 1-4pm, on Saturday 28th October 2017. There are car parking spaces available, as well as space to change if needed. Light refreshments will also be provided.
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Name That Service – Update

Results of the NHS South Sefton CCG & NHS Southport and Formby CCG poll, asking people to choose the name for their new service for trans/gender non-conforming people, are in.

The overwhelming choice was for ‘Trans Health Sefton – a unified approach to Gender Care’.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the poll.

We hope to bring you further news of the service as and when we get it.

Transphobic Hate Crime Symposium

In 2015 Navajo Merseyside and Cheshire held the first trans and homophobic Hate Crime Conference at Liverpool John Moores University.

From that event, it became the consensus that two separate events should be held to examine issues in greater depth to allow for a solutions based focus to be developed.

As was promised, we are now holding a Hate Crime Symposium specifically looking at the Transgender sector, with the hope being that we will follow with a dedicated event looking at LGB at a future date.

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NHS England Adult GIS Consultation

In-Trust have been sent the following information:

NHS England launched a consultation on specialised gender identity services for adults (17 and above) on 7 July 2017.

Through consultation NHS England have been inviting people’s views on two proposed service specifications: one for how Gender Identity Clinics will deliver specialised outpatient services; and another for how surgical units will deliver surgical interventions.

The service specifications, which were developed using feedback from an earlier engagement project with the trans community and clinical experts, describe new proposals for how specialised gender identity services will be delivered in the future.

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Employment Opportunity

The LGBT Foundation in Manchester are seeking a full-time Trans Programme Co-Ordinator.

The position is for a fixed term until September 2019 and receives a salary of £16,343.

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TDoR Survey

Trans Health Merseyside are seeking your opinions on last year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance event in Liverpool.

To give feedback on the event, please complete this survey.

It is a short survey, so should take no more than a few minutes. Thank you.

Sign Our Petition

Following the news that Liverpool CCG have halved the funding for YPAS’s Trans* Project (THE Action Youth), In-Trust have launched a petition to get them to reverse this decision.

As figures publicised by Mermaids show, trans* youth are at greater risks of bullying, self-harming, and suicide. Consequently, we believe that Liverpool CCG’s decision to cut funding in half for THE Action Youth puts the lives of trans* youth in danger.

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New National Trans Helpline

The mental health charity, Mind, has announced that it will be rolling out a national trans helpline.

Mindline Trans+: Transgender Helpline was initially trialled in the South West. Now, after a successful six month pilot, the helpline will be available nationally.

It is a confidential listening service for people who identify as Trans, Agender, Gender Fluid, and Non-binary.

The number to call is 0300 330 5468 (Mondays and Fridays, 8pm to midnight) and it is run by trans or non-binary volunteers in co-operation with Mind.

For more information, please click this link.

Trans Health Merseyside

The next Trans Health Merseyside meeting is fast approaching on 8th August.

Hannah Saxe, from Irwin Mitchell solicitors, has been invited to do a presentation on the legalities once a GRC has been issued, and fertility information (e.g. egg and sperm freezing).

All who identify as transsexual, transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming are welcome to attend.

Changing facilities are available.

The meeting shall take place at Sahir House, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L12 2AH. Meet from 5.30pm for peer support, with a 6pm start.

Gender Identity Legislation

In case you haven’t seen in the media, the government are planning to overhaul current legislation and allow people to have their gender legally recognised on their birth certificates without a doctor’s diagnosis of ‘gender dysphoria’ – nor live for two years as their true selves.

In addition to this they are also planning on allowing non-binary people to have their gender recognised as an “X”.

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