Trans Survivors Project

Our Trans Survivors Project provides support, information and space to trans, non-binary and intersex people, or those who are questioning, especially if they have experienced violence or abuse.

Switchboard and Survivors Network run peer support groups for trans, non-binary and intersex survivors of sexual violence. The groups run online every other Thursday.

It’s an informal, safe space to discuss what matters to you with other TNBI people who have had similar experiences.

For more information on the project please contact Ruairi at [email protected], or Kitty at [email protected]

FAQ

How do I sign up?

The group is currently not taking on any new participants, but get in touch and we’ll let you know once we’re able to welcome new people to the group again.

Typically, we offer a 30 minute induction meeting. We’ll talk about confidentiality, the group agreement, and how you’d like to be supported in the group. After you’ve had an induction, you’ll be added to our mailing list to sign up for groups.

Who can come?

The group is open to trans, non-binary, intersex and/or questioning people based around the Sussex area who have experienced sexual violence.

What do you do in the groups?

Group members decide what we do. We usually have a topic for discussion that group members have nominated and agreed to. We’d like to branch out into creative and artistic activities soon. If you have an idea for what you’d like to do in the group, let us know; it’s your space.

Do I have to talk about my experience?

No. You can decide what you share, and we ask everyone to be mindful about sharing potentially triggering details.

Are they online?

Yes, the groups take place on Zoom. You can keep your camera off if you prefer. If you struggle to access video conferencing we can work with you to make it more accessible.

Do I have to commit to coming every time?

No, you can come to as many or as few groups as you like. We put out a signup form for each group a week in advance.


Check out our Trans Survivors Zine below put together by trans and non-binary volunteers who run the Trans Survivors Project. You can find out more about the zine and the process of creating it here.