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Mindfulness Based Chemsex Recovery (MBCR) Programme

UPDATE 10/01/2022: Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, and wishing to ensure the safest environment for people attending the course, we have taken the decision to move the first session on line via Zoom, and will now move to JANUARY 29TH, 2022. People already registered will be notified of the change. We hope the […]

Spectra Coronavirus Advice

From Karen Skipper, Spectra CEO: Spectra Senior Management Team is following the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and keeping updated on Government advice. Links to that advice are below and we are asking everyone to read it and follow it closely.   The general Government advice can be found at the link below – the information is […]

Spectra Biennial Report 2019-2021

London Trans Pride 2021

Below are some of the many images taken today by the team at Spectra Trans Services as they joined the London Trans Pride’s Peaceful Protest 2021:

Trans Day of Visibility 2021

Since January 2020 Spectra has been running Art Therapy Groups for trans people. For Trans Day of Visibility, some participants have chosen to share some of the images they have created as part of this therapeutic process to give people a glimpse of the amazing creativity and self-expression within our community.  These images were made […]

Statement about 2021 census

At Spectra, we are pleased to see the inclusion of trans status and sexual orientation as optional questions on the 2021 census. However, we are aware there has been a lot of misinformation and confusion regarding these questions, as well as the question about sex. For ease of access, we have highlighted below the key […]

Statement on Tavistock ruling for trans under 16s seeking access to life-saving puberty blockers

At Spectra, we stand with trans youth who are feeling erased and targeted by yesterday’s ruling at the High Court. Whilst the GIDS will appeal, the impact of this case and following media coverage is being felt across the transgender community. Access to HRT and trans affirming medications is heavily gatekept for trans people, with […]

Transgender medication: statement and resource guide

At Spectra we are appalled and dismayed that thousands of transgender people are facing difficulty accessing their medication today. A major private healthcare provider has reported that the chemist they partner with will no longer be permitted to fulfil prescriptions, due to regulatory action by the General Pharmaceutical Council.   These irresponsible restrictions, which came […]

Political Existences – Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility 2020 Exhibition

Due to Covid-19, we had to postpone our show, first planned on the 31st of March. We were delighted to launch the three day exhibition yesterday evening, September 3, with an open evening for invited guests. Below are some pictures taken over the course of the evening. The exhibition is now open, for general viewing, […]

Black LGBTQ+ figures

This week (June 29 – July 5, 2020) – in recognition and support of #blackpride – we’re highlighting key Black LGBTQ+ figures and the important work they’ve done!⁠ First up is: Bayard Rustin – Civil Rights Organiser and Activist. During the 1950s he worked as an advisor to Martin Luther King; teaching him Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violent […]