Trans Mental Health Matters

Support Group Program

 
Are you transgender or questioning?

Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, grief or social isolation?

If so then join our 10 session support program specifically designed for the transgender community. 

In response to the evident need for mental health services for gender-diverse population, One Door Mental Health in collaboration with the Sexual Health Centre have developed a support program which aims to bring isolated members of trans gender community together in a supportive an professional facilitated environment. 

The support groups are aimed at addressing and helping with the issues trans people face everyday. The first hour of the two hour session is spent on ‘checking in’ and facilitating peer-to-peer support, wherein the participants can share their experiences and offer support to each other. 

The second hour of the session we discuss specific topics. the program is open to customisation, for example if most of the participants are in the early transition, we may spend more than one session talking about medical issues. 

Here’s a quick snapshot of the program run fortnightly:

 Week 1  Introduction, ground rules, setting goals
 Week 2 Childhood, identity and development
 Week 3 Escaping the ‘happiness trap’ – acceptance of what is
 Week 4 Disclosure, passing and socialisation
 Week 5 The nature and management of anxiety
 Week 6 The nature of self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-acceptance
 Week 7 Dealing with difficult emotions
 Week 8 Relationship issues and how to relate better
 Week 9 Body issues and intimate relationships
 Week 10 Closure – review of individual goals and achievements

 
The cost of participation is $15 per session per person which can be paid on the day or all at once with a 10% discount.

For more information and to book, please contact Hamish on (02) 9747 8616 / 0434 666 979 or via hamish.whelan@onedoor.org.au

 Location  Suite 1A, Level 1
 5 Belmore Street
 Burwood
 Date  Starting 3 July 2017 - fortnightly for 10 sessions
 Time  6 pm - 8 pm
 RSVP  3 July
 Cost  $15 per person, per session payable on the day or all at once with a 10% discount.
 Contact  Hamish
 Phone  02  9747 8616  or  0434 666 979
 Email  hamish.whelan@onedoor.org.au

 
Transgender Sexual Health Centre