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We have gathered together a collection of external services, support and information which might be useful for the transgender community. The links are either companies or people who support Bristol-Crossroads or are sites which you may find interesting or useful.

All links on this page are external sites from Crossroads and are therefore beyond our control. Crossroads does not endorse any products or services listed here.

Therefore, we recommend personal discretion when clicking on these links, contacting the individuals or using any information supplied on these external sites

Professional organisations offering advice and support
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TransActual TransActual

TransActual have expanded their scope and are now looking at what they can do to help trans people to overcome the challenged that we can face when accessing healthcare. A wealth of information.

Counseling-Directory Counseling-Directory

Counseling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help.

DrugRehab.com DrugRehab.com

DrugRehab.com, LGBTQ+ and Addiction. A free online resource that provides information about addiction and mental health issues.

Gender GP Gender GP

GenderGP provides access to a whole range of specialists that can provide advice, treatment and support to gender diverse people.

Mindline Trans helpline Mindline Trans helpline

MindLine Trans+ is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline and signposting service.

Off The Record Off The Record

Offering free and confidential mental health support and information to young people aged 11-25 in Bristol.

Hidayah Hidayah

Hidayah is an Unincorporated Charitable Organisation developed specifically for the needs of LGBTQI+ Muslims.

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Private professionals who offer specific services
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Claire Nunan Claire Nunan

Claire is a counsellor and has 5 years experience specialising in working with LGBTQ+ individuals and their families and friends. Based in Bristol.

Speech Freedom Speech Freedom

Speech Freedom is run by Susannah Thomson who focuses on voice therapy for hoarse voices and voice feminisation therapy for transgender people.

The Charles Practice The Charles Practice

Chloe Charles is an accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor based in Bristol. She has a specialist interest working with gender identity and sexuality offering short or long term counselling.

Safer Space Holistic Therapies Safer Space Holistic Therapies

Laura is a queer massage therapist and bodyworker, specialising in working with people who may not otherwise have safe access to wellness services.

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These are recorded webinars by the London Transgender Meetup Group.
Experts discuss various subjects and topics and may help you decide where you want to go. More will be added when available.
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Trans Matters Worldwide What to Wear

A discussion about what transgender folk can do to at the early stages of transition to choose the best wardrobe to help hide or highlight certain body parts. Great for MTF, FTM and Non-b folk.

Trans Matters Worldwide Religion and Transgender

Help to unravel your faith when it conflicts you in matters of transgender. When you are unsure what to do as a loved one or family member has come out as Trans and you want to find some peace to this dilemma.

Trans Matters Worldwide Everything Hormones for MTF's

We talk about all things hormones including, Oestrogen, Progesterone, T Blockers, feminising hormone Side effects, Blood tests, physical changes, brands of hormones, dosage levels and answers direct questions from the audience.

Trans Matters Worldwide Releasing Your Feminine Voice For MTF's

Stephen Davidson runs through some simple yet highly effective techniques to sound the way you want to sound. Stephen also answers questions which can help you reach your vocal goals.

Trans Matters Worldwide The A-Z About Hormones For FTM's

This is the truth about transitioning from Female to Male, how testosterone works and what to expect as you transition. In this webinar is for FTM, transmen, trans-masculine people.

Trans Matters Worldwide FTM Vocal Training - Releasing Your Masculine Voice For FTM's

Achieving your best voice where you sound more masculine, can hit the lower tones, can expand your resonance is key to feeling so much better about your voice.

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Beauty Services
Hints and tips to help you along the way
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INXS Hair INXS Hair Loss

Based in Brighton, Berkshire and Manchester, they cater for a variety of hair problems and offer many solutions like a hair replacement system.

HairFlair HairFlair

Joanna Henley, a qualified nurse and specialist wig and hair piece consultant based in Portishead, Bristol.

The Hair Co. The Hair Co. by Bon

Bonita specialises in custom solutions to hair loss using your own hair with a combination of hair pieces/toppers and extensions. She personally matches the hair colour to your own hair. This is a semi permanent alternative to wigs.

Hairware Hairware

Wigs, hair pieces and extensions available online or from their consulting rooms in Stroud.

T Rose Styling T Rose Styling

Maxine is a personal stylist who specialises in working with transgendered and cross-dressing women. She is a qualified image consultant, hair stylist and make-up artist.

Collistear Hair and Beauty Collistear Hair and Beauty

Collistear Hair and Beauty has been working with TG clients for the past five years. They are currently working towards NHS accreditation for pre-surgery electrolysis requirements.

Benefit Cosmetics Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit Cosmetics are a great supporter of Bristol-Crossroads. They produce a wide range of high quality cosmetics and can be found at many locations such as Boots, Debenhams and John Lewis.

WaxMama WaxMama

Benefit CosmeticsWaxmama is a gender neutral space for teenagers and adults based in Bath. Seemah offers a range of beauty therapies using ethically sourced ingredients and aims to encourage clients to have a positive mindset and be comfortable in their bodies.

Thyme Laser Thyme Laser and Beauty

Thyme Laser & Beauty is based in Corsham and a specialist salon in a convenient and discreet location, offering hair removal advice and treatments in a non-judgmental environment.

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General information for TG people, their family, friends and employers
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Beaumont Society Beaumont Society

Established in 1966, this is the largest and longest established transgender support group in the UK and is at the forefront of the transgender, transvestite, transsexual and cross-dressing community.

Transliving Transliving

The international support group and lifestyle magazine for the cross dressing and transgendered community.

Mermaids Mermaids

Support group for children and teenagers with gender identity issues, their families, professionals etc.

What the NHS say What the NHS say

The NHS site on defining gender dysphoria

The National Center for Transgender Equality The National Center for Transgender Equality

(NCTE) is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

Roses Repartee Magazine Roses Repartee Magazine

A Roses Repartee we try to present a good balanced view of all aspects of dressing and adopt a down-to-earth, open minded approach to cross-dressing and transgender.

GIRES Gender Identity, Research and Education Society

Information for trans people, their families and the professionals who care for them.

Airport Parking Shop Airport Parking Shop

Travel tips for LGBTQ+ holidays, destinations and airports.

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Local Groups
Social groups and support in and around the Bristol and SW area
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Swindon TG Group Swindon TG Group

The Swindon TG Group is a local Transgender support group for those who are either confused about gender or who are simply looking for a safe and friendly environment in which to ‘dress’.

Gloscats Gloscats

Social support for the transgendered in Gloucestershire and beyond.

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Further Afield Groups
Groups and support in the UK outside our area
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Mayflower Mayflower

Based in Southampton, The Mayflower Society has been running for over 30 years. It warmly welcomes Transvestites, Transsexuals, their friends and families from all over.

Northern Concord Northern Concord

Based in Manchester, Northern Concord is a social and self help group for Cross-dressers, Transgendered, Transsexuals and their wives or partners.

TransUnite TransUnite

Access over 100 verified UK Trans support groups and locate one close to you. Detailed profiles offer specific information on the scope of support provided, meeting schedules and contact information.

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Stand Against Racism & Inequality
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Note: Hate crimes don't have to be reported to the police.
SARI run a hate crime service.

Avon and Somerset Police
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Supporting Trans and Non-Binary People

Supporting Trans and Non-Binary People

This PDF booklet is a guide for ALL healthcare workers (including receptionists and other non-clinical workers) to help their awareness of trans and non-binary people, and how they can improve their experience in accessing all forms of healthcare, not just trans related healthcare.

It should be available to everyone working in the North Bristol & South Glos Healthcare trust. Ask them if they've seen it or are aware of it.
Even if you're not accessing healthcare in the area, you can suggest to your healthcare providers that they seek this out and suggest it be adopted by their trust.