Support Groups

For the foreseeable future, as a result of the current coronavirus lockdown, we will be running our Support Groups as virtual meetings using Zoom, including the new daily Drop-in Chat Room. If you are not on the Safe Haven – Cornwall Facebook page but would like to attend these meetings please get in touch admin@safehaven.org.uk or 07763 001354 as normal.
The Drop-in Chat Room will be run 6 times per week between 21:00 and 22:00, on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Safe and Sound Support Group will be run every Tuesday between 19:30 and 21:30.

The Trans Teen Kernow Support Group and the One and All Support Group will no longer be continued as Virtual Groups but will return as a physical meeting post-lockdown.

The Family Matters Support Group will now be run every Monday between 19:00 and 21:00.

Details of each of the Groups below

‘The Drop-in’ Chat Room. 
These will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All adults, teens, families and friends of people across the whole of the gender diversity spectrum are welcome. This Group is to provide social interaction to anyone finding it difficult to handle the additional isolation, pressures and anxiety being felt at this difficult time of ‘lockdown’. There will be at least one Trustee hosting every session. This is difficult for all of us, together we will get through

‘The Safe & Sound’ Support Group.
A weekly, facilitated support group for transgender people (regardless of whether MtF, FtM, CD/TV/TG/TS, transitioning or not), gender questioning and non-binary people. If you are anywhere on the gender variance spectrum, you are welcome here.

‘The Trans Teen Kernow Sound’ Support Group will be discontinued until post-lockdown
This facilitated group is aimed at transgender, gender-questioning and non-binary teens and young adults from 11 to 25. As well as a fortnightly support group, we often hold activity days doing all sorts of things from 10 Pin Bowling and cinema trips to Coasteering. Please contact us for details.

‘Family Matters’ Support Group.
A facilitated Support Group for partners, parents and family of transgender, non-binary or gender questioning people. We offer support for the parents and partners of transgender and non-binary people who often feel very isolated and bewildered whilst doing their best to be supportive and understanding.
‘One & All’ Support Group will be discontinued until post-lockdown.

‘One & All’ Support Group.
Once monthly we draw all our groups together for the ‘One and All’ support group, which gives everyone from all our groups the chance to interact with & support each other.
In all of our facilitated groups held at The Bat Cave, we offer support, advice, friendship and inclusion. Many people come here for their first time out of their house, some bring their partners, parents and children all are welcome here. Nobody should be afraid to leave their homes or feel isolated or vulnerable, nobody should feel like there is nowhere to turn for empathy and understanding.

 

Remember, you can always contact us at admin@safehaven.org.uk or by phone or message on 07763 001354 This will put you in touch with either Pixie, our Chair, or Paula, our Treasurer, both with a wide ranging knowledge and understanding of gender diversity issues. They will always ensure that you will speak to the person most suitable for your particular concerns.
We have a variety of events – you can see what’s upcoming at our Events page.

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