Spectra Covid-19 update

TRANS SERVICES

'Trans’ is an umbrella term that includes anyone whose gender doesn’t correspond with the assignment made at birth. Our peer-led trans services are accessible to all trans and gender-diverse people, including but not limited to those who are trans men and women, agender, non-binary, queer and gender-fluid, not medically transitioning, not out, questioning, intersex and gender non-conforming.

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Transgender online group

December 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Online,

West London Trans Group

December 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Brunel University Meeting House, UB8 2DE

Non-binary online group

December 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Online,

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Trans, non-binary or questioning?

Trans, non-binary or questioning? Spectra’s Services are for you

Spectra offers social groups, 121 support, counselling and workshops. Spectra’s services are delivered by people of trans experience themselves in a friendly, safe, confidential, non-judgemental and accessible space.

Our Trans Services

  • Social Groups
  • Counselling
  • 1-2-1 Mentoring
  • Advocacy, referral and Signposting
  • Workshops
  • Participatory Evaluation Group

Not sure what you need? You can complete our Spectra Trans health and wellbeing assessment. We call it a BASK, which stands for Behaviour, Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge; these are the four areas of thought we want to address and build on to support your health & wellbeing bringing it to the forefront of your mind. Our staff will contact you based on your assessment result and point you to the suitable support.

FIND All TRANS EVENTS

Trans Counselling

Spectra counselling service offers a safe, trans-inclusive space to discuss and explore your thoughts and feelings and find a way forward. We work with a range of issues and concerns – it does not have to relate directly to gender identity. Online and telephone counselling is also offered.

Is counselling right for me?

Speak to our counsellor about whether counselling is right for you, and explore counselling and other options with them. For more information, please email counselling@spectra-london.org.uk or call 020 3322 6923.

  • Keen to explore your identity?
  • Concerned about a relationship or situation?
  • Low or anxious?
  • In need of some extra support?

Check out our Trans Counselling page for more information or contact our counsellor.

Trans Counselling

 

Peer Mentoring

Spectra supports individuals who would like holistic support around any issues that are important to them. For more information check out our Spectra Peer Mentoring information page.

Trans Peer Mentoring

Workshops & Groups

Are you interested in joining our social groups for trans, non-binary and questioning people? We offer a safe, trans-led space to meet, socialise, support, take part in activities, workshops and enjoy a variety of speakers. Drop in or contact us in advance to check details. You can also check out a map of the venues on our website.

Contact the groups now and get support or call us on 0800 587 8302.

Feedback from people who have used our service includes: “I felt in sensitive and considerate hands, which was brilliantly reassuring.”

Why join a group?

  • Our Spectra trans-led groups give you an opportunity to meet other people of trans experience and share experiences, activities and support each other.
  • Spectra groups are free, fun and empowering.

Spectra also offer a range of workshops designed and delivered by our trans staff. For more information check out our Spectra Groups information page.

Trans Groups & Workshops

Health Advocacy

Spectra’s peer-led, free, confidential, independent Trans Health Advocacy Service supports and empowers trans, nonbinary, and gender-diverse people accessing any kind of healthcare.

Our trans health advocate can help you:

  • Explore ways to improve access to mental and/or physical healthcare
  • Understand and defend your healthcare rights
  • Know your options for medical transition
  • Challenge discrimination from healthcare providers
  • Make your voice heard for better healthcare support
  • Accompany you to appointments, do phone calls, write emails, and fill in forms

Trans Health Advocacy

Community Participatory Evaluation Group

Our Trans Programme participatory evaluation group is designed to recognise and include our peer trans and non-binary service users as important stakeholders in service improvement and evaluation.

What is the group for?

Our community participatory evaluation group intends to expand the notion of accountability to answer not only whether our organisation is fulfilling the terms of the funding we receive, but also whether we are fulfilling the needs and goals of the communities we serve. Please take a look of the 2020 evaluation report produced by the group.

Who can join the group?

  • Any current and former trans and non-binary service users who would like to share their experience of using Spectra services.

How often does the group meet?

  • It is for the group members to decide. Currently, it is once every month.

Will I be paid for contributing my time?

  • Yes! When you take part in our Trans Community Participatory Evaluation workshops, your time spent will be paid accordingly.

Your views are important to us. Please apply to be part of our evaluation group by completing the application from and returning it to CPEG@spectra-london.org.uk.

Application Form

You can find more information about this group here.

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Meet our trans team




Joanne Da Silva
Joanne Da Silva

(she/her)
Peer Mentor

Lorena Lo Bianco
Lorena Lo Bianc

(she/they)
Peer Mentor

Roberta Saunders
Roberta Saunders

(she/her)
Peer Mentor

Ren Zoller
Ren Zoller

(she/he)
Peer Mentor

Alex Papadopoulos
Alex Papadopoulos

(He/him)
Peer Mentor

Thor A Rain
Thor A Rain

(They/them)
Peer Mentor

Seth Cantskate
Seth Cantskate

(He/him)
Peer Mentor

Taneio Boothe
Taneio Boothe

(He/him)
Peer Mentor

Dimitris Bibonas
Dimitris Bibonas

(He/him)
Peer Mentor

Sabrina Remme
Sabrina Remme

(She/her)
Peer Mentor

Matisse Ciel Pagès
Matisse Ciel Pagès

(He/him)
Peer Mentor

Tai Kirby
Tai Miyazaki Kirby

(She/her, They/them)
Peer Mentor

Jin/Jim
Jin/Jim Coakes

(They/them)
Peer Mentor

Natasha Stavropoulos
Natasha Stavropoulos

(She/her)
Peer Mentor