Gender Identity Resources in the UK

This is a list of resources that are available to those who live in the United Kingdom (composed of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland and go through The Nation Health Service [a.k.a. NHS]) Huge thanks to my friend Ciara Marshall for this list, couldn’t have done it without them. 🙂

NOTE: If there are any inaccuracies or know something that should be added to this list, don’t hesitate to let me know!

General Resources and Support

Name Website Comments
Gender Identity Research & Education Society http://www.gires.org.uk Uses research and individual experiences to help educate others.
Sparkle https://www.sparkle.org.uk/ Actively promotes fundraising and transgender awareness.
Trans Media Watch http://www.transmediawatch.org/ Aims to improve media representation and coverage.
Gendered Intelligence http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/ Develops youth programs, workshops and offers sensitivity training.
Mind (Mental Health Charity) https://www.mind.org.uk/ Provides a huge range of mental health resources.
Unity Group Wales https://www.unitygroup.wales/ Offers a wide range of support services for transgender folks.
Scotting Trans http://www.scottishtrans.org/support/support-groups-in-scotland/ Promotes and strives to improve transgender rights and inclusion in Scotland.
Umbrella Cymru https://www.umbrellacymru.co.uk/ Offers a wide range of gender identity resources in Wales.

Health Resources

Name Website Comments
National Health Service (NHS) http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Gender-dysphoria/Pages/Treatment.aspx Official site of the National Health Service.
National Health Service (NHS) http://www.teni.ie/attachments/9ea50d6e-1148-4c26-be0d-9def980047db.PDF Official site of the National Health Service.
National Health Service (NHS) https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Transhealth/Documents/LivingMyLife.pdf Official site of the National Health Service.
Gender GP (Dr Helen Webberly) https://gendergp.co.uk/ A gender specialist and her team that offers a wide range of medical services for transgender people.

Children and Youth Resources

Name Website Comments
Mermaids UK https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/ Aims to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in youth and children.
LGBT Youth Scotland https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/ The largest youth and community-based organization for LGBTQIA+ people in Scotland.

Legal Resources

Name Website Comments
Press For Change https://www.pfc.org.uk/ A voluntary organization that strives to achieve equality in the UK.
Name Change Advice https://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/feb/06/changing-your-name-dos-and-donts/ How to get started on changing your name.
Free UK Deed Poll https://freedeedpoll.org.uk/ You can fill in the required information and the site generates a deed poll for you to print and use.
Gender Recognition Certificate https://www.gov.uk/apply-gender-recognition-certificate/ How to get started on getting a gender recognition certificate.

Nonbinary Resources

Name Website Comments
Terrence Higgins Trust http://www.tht.org.uk/sexual-health/Sex,-reproduction-and-gender/Trans-women/Nonbinary A brief article on nonbinary identities.

Activism Resources

Name Website Comments
TIE Campaign https://www.tiecampaign.co.uk/ A campaign group in Scotland that works to combat transphobia/homophobia/biphobia through education.

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