The social transition refers to aspects of transitioning that involve social, cosmetic and legal changes. A social transition is an entirely valid way for a person to move to an expression of gender identity that matches or resembles their true one.
We’ve learned a lot during the last few months and have adapted elements of the platform accordingly but we’d love to hear from you as we move forward.
Lockdown has affected all of our usual habits, not least of which, our drinking habits. Here are some useful insights into how our community's experiencing these changes and what you can do if you want to address your own changing drinking habits.
As LGBTQ+ communities we must find a way to dismantle powerful networks of hate and oppression both within our communities and beyond.
In times of great uncertainty we need to shift our attitudes to battle our anxieties. Taking on this new attitude will take time, practice and more time. Small steps. One at a time.
Microaggressions can seem small and inconsequential; a silly joke, an offhand remark, an intrusive question, a look and so on, but together and over time they can chip away at our sense of worth.
A summary of what minority stress is, who is vulnerable to it and what you can do about it
It's not always easy to figure out when it's time to seek out a therapist or additional help. Here are a few common signs to watch out for.
Allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be awkward and uncomfortable, even downright scary at times, but it's an important part of therapy. You can teach and train yourself to be more open in the safety of your therapy sessions.
Feeling anxious, scared, frustrated, uncertain, or a combination of all of these? You are not alone. It’s important to develop strategies to cope with and safeguard your mental wellbeing during this time of uncertainty. Here are some tips.
Besides the stigma surrounding mental health and wellbeing, it’s the fear that prevents people from acknowledging and seeking help - don’t be one of them.
When it comes to treating mental health issues, what are some of the most common talking therapy approaches out there?
If you’re considering therapy and are unsure how to go about finding the right therapist for you, one of the questions you may be asking yourself is ‘should I choose a therapist who’s a member of the LGBTQ+ community?’
A person usually decides to see a therapist because they need help navigating or coping with certain aspects of their lives, but they may not have a clear understanding of what that help will entail. So, what is it that you can expect to get from therapy?
"I'd already been in therapy for a while when I first realised that my therapist thought being gay was somehow a problem for me. What could be more invalidating for a queer person than such disbelief in their own lived experience?"
"My first experience of therapy was 6 years ago when I was living in London. I had convinced myself that I didn’t need any more help. Looking back, I don’t know how I ever believed that was the case."
There is no 'right way' in therapy, it's work, sometimes hard work, but there are ways you can train yourself to get the most out of your sessions and therapy more generally.
Digital therapy can provide a lifeline and support for LGBTQ+ people who either can't or prefer not to meet in person.
A short summary of what anxiety is, the most common symptoms, who is vulnerable and what you can do about it
LGBTQ+ people are sadly more likely to struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. This makes you wonder, what does it mean to have good mental health?
A short summary of what depression is, the most common symptoms, who is vulnerable and what you can do about it
A short summary of what stress is, the most common symptoms, who is vulnerable and what you can do about it