FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK
This is a child and family peer support service.
Let us put you in touch with other families who know what it is like to walk a mile in your shoes. There is no expectation of professional knowledge here (though you may well find some!), just the wealth of experience and tips on how to manage situations.
There is merely an offer of putting you in touch with others who know what it is like to walk a mile in your shoes. Whether you are a partner, parent, child, sibling or friend, someone in our organisation will know and understand what you are going through. Just complete one of our contact forms and we will forward your details to a member of one of our families who is willing to be contacted.
Talking to someone who understands that a loved one’s transition forces a “coming out” process for the whole family, who has or has had those same fears, concerns and emotional tugs of war can be very comforting.
Gender Dysphoria is not a lifestyle choice - wanting to keep a family together through the process is.
It's OK to be scared, to be curious, to feel helpless, responsible, relieved and angry at the same time...to feel a whole range of emotions-sometimes not all of them positive! Whatever your feelings, we are here to listen, to comfort, to empathise, to celebrate ...to just be there, from a cup of coffee and a chat to a good old blub with a mountain of tissues. Whatever your family is going through, let us show you that you don't have to go through it in isolation.
Being able to express your thoughts without being judged can really help. We also have family members available via email consultation.
Confidential email support. You can write in confidence to our 'Ask Us' service with any problem regarding trans issues-your own or that of a family member/friend. We will do our best to assist you or signpost you to a relevant helping agency if it is something we don't know or you may need more expertise with.
If we can't help, we know a family or organisation who can!