Trans Survivors Switchboard

Trans Survivors Switchboard

Our Trans Survivors helpline provides support and information to trans and/or non-binary people or those who are questioning.

Operated by trans and/or non-binary volunteers, you can talk to us confidentially and anonymously.

We offer non-judgemental emotional support on a range of topics, specialising in providing support to those who have experienced crime, including sexual violence, at any point in their life.

Our trans webchat is open on Sundays from 3pm to 5pm:

  • Live web chat (bottom right hand corner of the screen)
  • Email info@switchboard.org.uk (please put TSS in the subject and we’ll pass it on to the team)

This is the first service of its kind in the UK to offer specialist support for trans survivors. We are sex worker affirmative, LGBTQ affirmative and are skilled in working with people in vulnerable situations, such as those who are homeless or living with domestic abuse.

 

Trans Survivors Drop-In

Our Trans Survivors Drop-In provides a safe space for trans and non-binary people who have experienced violence, crime and/or abuse. It is run by trans and non-binary peer facilitators.

You can share support with other trans people, chat with our volunteers, have a cup of tea, get information about other services, use our arts and craft table or just sit comfortably in our quiet space.

The location is wheelchair accessible but has a narrow corridor in front of its ground floor toilet. The toilet has handrails. We’re currently working on acquiring a transit chair, and will update once we can confirm that one is available.

Where: Rainbow Hub, St James’ Street, Brighton, BN2 1TP

When: 7-9pm, last Wednesday of the month.

Next dates:

24 April 2019

29 May 2019

For more information: ruairi.white@switchboard.org.uk.

 

Want to volunteer with us?

Here’s all you need to know about how to become a helpline volunteer.