Trans & Non-Binary
There are two part-time Gender Outreach Workers, Jamie and Sophie who are primarily based here at Yorkshire MESMAC. Jamie and Sophie are from Leeds GIC (Gender Identity Clinic) / LGIS (Leeds Gender Identity Services) which engage with people over the age of 17. Jamie and Sophie host and provide a range of events, drop in sessions, group meetings and one to one support sessions for trans and non-binary people.
You can also keep up to date with events on facebook.com/LeedsGenderOutreachWorkers
The drop-in sessions are designed to be a friendly and open opportunity to ask questions and explore particular topics and themes. People are free to drop in at any point during these session times and leave whenever they like.
Support and social groups are an informal and friendly way to meet and socialise with other trans and non-binary people. It is an opportunity to share experiences, gain peer support as well as gain additional help, support and advice from the gender outreach workers.
One to One Support Sessions
If you have not already done so and would like to have a one to one session with one of the Gender Outreach Workers please contact Jamie or Sophie directly to organise this. You can contact Jamie on Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org or Sophie on email@example.com. These one to one sessions are available specifically for all those on the waiting list to be seen at the GIC. The sessions are there for you to ask questions and gain additional help and support during this interim period whilst you are on the waiting list.
“As someone who is Trans and as someone who cares deeply about our communities and the support that is needed, I am delighted to have begun working as one of the part-time LGIS Gender Outreach Workers. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with either Sophie or myself if you have any questions or queries or would like to arrange a one to one support session. We have a range of drop-in sessions, support and social group meetings and variety of events coming up. We hope these new provisions and those currently in development will have a positive effect on Trans and Non-Binary communities and all those who are accessing Leeds Gender Identity Services.”
– Jamie Fletcher, LGIS Gender Outreach Worker
“Hi, I’m Sophie. I am proud to be an outreach worker for Leeds GIC. When I went through the process there was no help or support available so I understand how important it is to be supported and have access to what we need to know. I can currently offer support across Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield areas and can be one to one sessions, groups and drop ins in a variety of settings. I have many years of experience of helping our community and hope to have many more. If you would like to arrange a one to one session or more info about groups or drop ins feel free to get in touch.”
- Sophie Bracewell, LGIS Gender Outreach Worker