Trans Health Merseyside

Trans Health Merseyside (THM) is a collaborative project led by In-Trust Merseyside and supported by Sahir House. Established in 2015 and funded by Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), THM engages with Merseyside’s Trans networks by providing peer mentoring, health and wellbeing information, support with employability issues and support for victims of transphobic hate incidents.

Volunteer Peer Mentors provide health information and support to those who identify as transsexual, transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming to help alleviate social isolation and related stress and promote empowerment. Volunteer training, induction, support and travel expenses are provided.

Wellbeing Sessions 2017 (All running from 6-8pm)

Tuesday 13th June
For the Wellbeing session of Trans Health Merseyside in June, THM welcome Tim Blackstone from the local Trans Support Service and Jo Lightwood from the Armistead Centre to discuss: Sexual Health and Wellbeing

This was a very popular session last year (with lively discussion!).  Please bring your questions, queries and an open mind.

Tuesday 11th July
This session, you will have the chance to enhance your breathing, posture and sense of wellbeing by singing with the “Choir With No Name”.

The “Choir With No Name” works with people affected by homelessness and were founded on the premise that “singing makes you feel good; it distracts you from all the nonsense in life and helps you to build up your confidence and abilities”.

Bring your breath and they will work to bring you all together in song.

Themes for the following dates to be confirmed:

  • Tuesday 8th August
  • Tuesday 5th September
  • Tuesday 3rd October

Trans peer mentors will be available for one-to-one support and signposting before and after meetings as follows: 5.30-6pm and 7.30-8pm.

All sessions are free but spaces may be limited. Please register your attendance by phoning 0151 237 3989 and ask for Kath Charters or Victoria Hughes. There is changing space available at Sahir House and they are fully accessible.

For more information please contact: transhealthmerseyside@sahir.uk.com or via Twitter.