Chrysalis Transsexual Support Groups

Chrysalis TSG

Chrysalis is a volunteer peer led support group at Blackburn, Blackpool, Preston, Accrington, and Darwen. All gender variations are welcome, not just transsexuals.

We also welcome pre-transition people, as this is the most vulnerable and questioning time. Friends and supporters, again of any gender, are welcome.

We give transitioning advice: What to do, who to inform, the law and you. We also offer advice on voice coaching, electrolysis/laser/IPL hair removal, wigs, make-up, and much more, and offer limited counselling services. We offer free sessions and workshops on Trans Awareness to institutions, colleges, schools and businesses.

Provide advocacy and support to Trans people in visits to Gender Clinics, visits to doctors, problems with employers, et al;
Give free presentations, workshops and training on Trans Awareness, Trans Endocrinology, Gender Surgery, Hate Crime, Justice, etc. to surgeries, hospitals, councils, colleges, schools, institutions and businesses anywhere in the country;
Member of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (also an affiliate organisation);
Member of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, Tavistock and Portman, Leeds and York, and Cumbria Partnership, NHS Foundation Trusts;
Facilitator of NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit Transsexual Involvement Group;
Director of Lancashire Equalities Ltd;

Chair of the I.A.G. for East Division of Lancashire Constabulary;
Lancashire Constabulary Cyber and Digital Support trainer;
Member of the National Trans Police Association;
Member of the Lancashire Constabulary Trans Reference Group;
Member of the Crown Prosecution Service LGBT Scrutiny Panel;
HM Courts Gender Recognition Panel User Group;

Member of the LWC AVERT Teams dealing with transsexual offenders;
Lancashire LGBT Trans Advisory Panel;
Presenter for Diversity Role Models;
Member of the LGBT Consortium;
Partner with Lancashire Mind;
Consultant on Trans policies and procedures;
Consultant on setting up Trans support groups

We run a Trans Hate Crime Third Party Reporting Centre, 07388 678258 9am-7pm, and 24/7

Services provided for: 
Trans People/People with gender histories
Young People
Key areas of work: 
Drop-in Service
Equal Opportunities/Discrimination
Legal Advice
Resource Library
Self-help/Support Group
Social Group
Area of operation
North West
Contact details
07718 542798
Chrysalis TSG HQ
52 Hilton Road
BB3 2DY Darwen, LAN
Meeting times: 
2nd and 4th Mondays Blackpool, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Preston, 2nd Wednesday Blackburn, 3rd Wednesday Accrington, 4th Wednesday Darwen, all from 6.30pm to 9pm
Opening hours (if applicable): 
Office 0900-1700 Monday to Friday


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