Meet Our Team
Meet some of the amazing team behind TG PALS, all of whom volunteer for our organisation.
Heather has worked as a mental health professional and teacher/trainer for over thirty years and brings a wealth of knowledge, skills, experience and professionalism to the service.
Her experience of mental health services, community health & wellbeing services and and her knowledge of trans issues means that trans folk and their families can be assured of an excellent service that puts people first.
Heather is also a member of the Shepway Independent Advisory Group working in partnership with Kent Police to improve and safeguard our diverse communities. She is currently consulting with our local NHS Trust regarding the systems of managing trans patients records. Heather actively pursues partnership opportunities that will encourage and develop trans inclusion and has engaged with the East Kent Carers Consortium CIC for TG PALS to become Associate Members and successfully participated, with the TG PALS team, in many local authority and County Council events to raise public awareness of transgender issues.
Heather actively promotes equality for all and wholly supports the 'no decision about me without me' NHS philosophy.
TG PALS, under Heather's direction, aims to provide quality peer support and mentoring services and work in partnership with other agencies to provide inclusive services that meet individual needs.
Heather co-facilitates the Drab & Dress TG Peer Support group and specialises in supporting families.
Please feel free to contact Heather via email firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any matter you require support with.
Peer Support Facilitator
Kevin has been jointly facilitating the Drab & Dress TG Peer Support Group with Heather since its inception in 2010 and is an integral part of our peer support team. He brings enthusiasm to our services and is a mine of information on trans services and social venues.
He attends conferences, seminars and events with the aim of raising awareness of transgender issues across the spectrum, and maintains links with other Kent groups.
Kevin maintains our Facebook page 'Drab & Dress TG Peer Support Group' and is an active online support and mentor for trans folk, ensuring our services are accessible to any trans folk accessing social networking.
Anna works in the operating theatres of one of our Kent hospitals. She has worked in the field of healthcare for over ten years.
Anna has a wealth of contacts and has worked to promote the rights of trans people through her interest and involvement in getting fair and equal treatment for all trans patients. She transitioned in her current role and is a fervent supporter of the NHS. She is happy to discuss any issues you may be facing regarding accessing the healthcare you need.
Anna attends health and wellbeing conferences and advocates on behalf of trans folk who are struggling to access healthcare. She is available to chat to at our Drab & Dress TG Peer Support Group. She also participates as a 'Human Book' in our Human Library events, sharing her story in order to educate the public and provide peer support to other trans people.
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