Want to talk to someone?

Whether you want to meet students with similar experiences, are looking for counselling, or wish to speak to a professional, here’s what you should know.

Want to meet students with similar experiences?

Prefer to talk to someone one-on-one?

Need an advocate to help you through the system?

Looking for a professional counsellor at the University?

Looking for NHS support?

Looking for a private specialist?


Want to meet students with similar experiences?

If you want to meet other students, you could consider joining us for T-Time, a.k.a. the University of Bath SU LGBT+ Society Trans Network. This is a student-led support group for everyone interested in trans- and gender-related topics. It is open to everyone, regardless of gender identity; you are not obliged to disclose your identity, and no one will make assumptions.

We run meetings in a confidential location on a weekly basis. There are also various informal events, including (fairly) regular café hangouts. We’re a casual bunch, so if you want to come along, you can email the LGBT+ Trans Rep, or contact them on Facebook to join the group page.

Relevant contact: LGBT+ Trans Rep

Top

Prefer to talk to someone one-on-one?

If you’d rather talk to someone one-on-one, the LGBT+ Trans Rep is here to help. You can chat in person, over the phone or by email. Of course, this is completely confidential. Feel free to get in touch any time.

Relevant contact: LGBT+ Trans Rep

Top

Need an advocate to help you through the system?

The LGBT+ Trans Rep’s job is to act as an advocate for trans students. This covers a variety of areas. For example, if you:

– Want support in explaining your trans status to a personal tutor
– Would like someone to come with you to the Student Records Office to ask about a name change
– Feel that a member of staff is lacking information about trans issues, but don’t feel comfortable educating them yourself

then the LGBT+ Trans Rep will be happy to give you advice, or even accompany you in person to provide support.

Relevant contact: LGBT+ Trans Rep

Top

Looking for a professional counsellor at the University?

The University provides a free counselling service to students. Information is available here. These counselors are able to provide a supportive and informed service to trans students, and receive awareness training on the subject.

Relevant contact: The Counselling and Wellbeing Team. You can make an appointment with a counsellor here.

Top

Looking for NHS support?

The University Medical Centre on campus can provide for your medical needs, including referring you to a Gender Identity Clinic, counselor or psychologist. You can find information about NHS treatment for transgender people here (from the NHS website) or here (from GIRES, a national transgender charity, which has more in-depth information).

For more information and common questions about accessing NHS services at the UMC, click here.

Relevant contact: The best way to contact the University of Bath Medical Centre is to attend in person, or phone 01225 386 655.

Top

Looking for a private specialist?

There are a variety of counselling and psychiatric services available in Bath. You can also find voice therapists and hair removal clinics nearby. Nationally, there are not many gender specialists, but you can find them by searching online. We don’t endorse any specific businesses, but if you want recommendations, you might want to attend a T-Time meeting, where you can ask others for advice.

Relevant contact: Google

Top

Advertisements