Support Groups

For the forseeable future, as a result of the current coronavirus lockdown, we will be running all our Support Groups as virtual meetings, including the new daily Drop-in Support Group, using Zoom. 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 Support Group will be run every evening between 19:00 and 20:00. These will be every day, including Saturday and Sunday, starting Thursday 2nd April.

The Safe and Sound Support Group will be run every Tuesday between 19:30 and 21:30. The next ones will be Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th April.

The Trans Teen Kernow Sound Support Group will be run on alternate Mondays between 19:30 and 21:30. The next ones will be13th and 27th April.

The Family Matters Support Group will be run on alternate Mondays between 19:30 and 21:30. The next ones will be Mondays 6th and 20th April.

The One and All Support Group will be run on Fridays between 19:30 and 21:30, starting 3rd April.

Details of each of the Groups below

‘The Drop-in’ Support Group will be run every evening between 19:00 and 20:00.
These will be every day, including Saturday and Sunday, starting Thursday 2nd April. All adults, teens, families and friends of people across the whole of the gender diversity spectrum are welcome. This Group is to provide additional support 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 will be run every Tuesday between 19:30 and 21:30.
A weekly, casual 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 run on alternate Mondays between 19:30 and 21:30.
This 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 – Every Other Monday 7:30pm to 9:30pm 
Aimed at 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 – Once A Month
On the last Tuesday of every month, 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 groups, 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.

You can also talk one-to-one with our Safe Haven Chair, Pixie. She has had many years experience in counselling and has a vast understanding of trans and non-binary issues from various perspectives.

We have a variety of events – you can see what’s upcoming at our Events page.

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