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.

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Binders and Free Binder Programs

The following table is a list of brands that offer binders for the transgender and gender nonconforming community. A binder is an undergarment that is used for the sole purpose of safely compressing your chest.

NOTE: If there are any inaccuracies or any websites that I may have missed, please let me know! 😀

Name Website Price Range
Underworks http://www.underworks.com/ $28 – $35
Gc2b https://www.gc2b.co/ $33 – $36
FLAVNT Streetwear http://www.flavnt.com/ $50
T Kingdom http://www.t-kingdom.com/ $43 – $75
Shapeshifters http://www.shapeshifters.co/ $40 – $100

CAN’T AFFORD A BINDER? These are the following places that offer free binders to those who can’t afford or otherwise cannot receive a binder for any reason.

Name Website Comments
Point of Pride https://pointofpride.org/chest-binder-donations/ Long waiting time.
In A Bind http://www.transactiveonline.org/inabind/get.php Only for ages 18 and under.
Trans Alike http://www.transalike.com/connectwithme/ This person receives many donations; use the contact form. They also do a monthly binder giveaway.
Chase Ross Monthly Binder Giveaway http://www.uppercasechase.com/binders.html Random chance; binder not guaranteed.
Free Youth Binder Program https://www.ftmessentials.com/pages/ftme-free-youth-binder-program Only for those 24 years and under.
Big Brother Binder Program http://www.thetransitionalmale.com/BBUB.html Will not ship to anyone under 18 years old without parental consent.