Chrysalis Transsexual Support Groups


Chrysalis Transsexual Support Groups is a support, advocacy, and education organisation with meetings at Blackburn, Blackpool, Preston, Accrington, Keighley, and Darwen. All gender variations are welcome, not just transsexuals. We also welcome pre-transition people, as this is the most vulnerable and questioning time. Friends and supporters, again of any gender, are welcome. We run a Trans Hate Crime Third Party Reporting Centre, 07388 678258 9am-6pm, and [email protected] 24/7 Provide advocacy and support to Trans people in visits to Gender Clinics, visits to doctors, problems with employers, et al; Give free presentations, workshops and training on Trans Awareness, Trans Endocrinology, Gender Surgery, Hate Crime, Justice, etc. to surgeries, hospitals, councils, colleges, schools, institutions, prisons, and businesses anywhere in the country; Referral organisation for Children’s Services; Consultant on Trans policies and procedures to colleges, organisations, councils, etc.; Director of Lancashire Equalities Organisation; Governor of Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust; Affiliate organisation of Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust; Member of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, Tavistock and Portman, Leeds and York, and Cumbria Partnership, NHS Foundation Trusts; ASIST and safeTALK Suicide Intervention and First Aid; Mental Health First Aider; Chair of the I.A.G. for East Division of Lancashire Constabulary; Lancashire Constabulary Cyber and Digital Support trainer; Member of the Lancashire Constabulary Trans Critical Friend Group; Member of the Lancashire Constabulary Record 4 Victims Team; Member of the Crown Prosecution Service LGB&T Scrutiny Panel; Associate Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire; Presenter for Diversity Role Models; Member of the LGBT Consortium; Consultant on setting up Trans support groups

Services provided for

  1. Trans People/People with gender histories
  2. Young People

Key areas of work

  1. Advice/Information
  2. Advocacy
  3. Befriending/1:1
  4. Campaigning/Activism
  5. Counselling
  6. Drop-in Service
  7. Education
  8. Employment
  9. Equal Opportunities/Discrimination
  10. Events
  11. Gender
  12. Harassment
  13. Healthcare
  14. Helpline
  15. Policing
  16. Policy/Representation
  17. Pride
  18. Publications
  19. Research
  20. Resource Library
  21. Self-help/Support Group
  22. Training

Contact Details


07718 542798


[email protected]


Opening Hours

Office 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday, Support and advocacy 24/7

Meeting Times

2nd and 4th Mondays Blackpool, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Preston, 2nd Wednesday Blackburn, 4th Wednesday Accrington, all from 6.30pm to 9pm, and the 3rd Wednesday Darwen from 7.30pm to 9pm

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