1st april to 7th april at herrick gallery to coincide with hen exhibition
Charity Stonewall Housing will be conducting workshops and a panel discussion to educate and enhance transgender awareness during the week of Hen, an exhibition about the UK's older transgender community by Bex Day.
WORKSHOP I TRANS WELLBEING
Wednesday 3rd April - From 4pm to 6pm
The aim of the workshop is to explore what creates fears for transgender people in life and finding solutions to build a better sense of wellbeing. Topics will include sharing advice and tips for self-care, managing your own mental health and wellbeing, being visible in the community, community safety and sharing resources and tools available for support.
AUDIENCE: Transgender people of mixed ages and including family members of Transgender people.
Transgender people with mixed physical and mental health issues designing plans to address and manage the impact of their wellbeing. Increased awareness of issues affecting the Transgender community.
Increased social inclusion for Trans* community.
Thursday 4th April - From 7pm to 8pm
Hosted by Octavian Starr, featuring Bex Day, Stephen Whittle (Press for Change), Chrissy Hunter (Opening Doors London).
More information about panelists here.
WORKSHOP I INTERGENERATION
Friday 5th April - From 4pm to 6pm
The aim of the workshop is to build bridges and gaps between older and younger generations of Transgender identifying people that will specifically focus on exploring different and shared experiences of transitioning through different generations.
AUDIENCE: Transgender people of mixed ages.
A better understanding of Transgender journeys intergenerationally. Increasing visibility of Trans* peoples’ different aesthetics and experiences.
Providing a safe space for these conversations to take place.
Creating a sense of Ambassadorship for young Transgender people, and role models/ mentorship for older Trans* people.
Increased social inclusion/ activities for older Transgender people.
Follow the link here to book your place!
WORKSHOP I SOFFAS
Saturday 6th April - From 11am to 1pm
Creating a safe space for people to celebrate the Transgender people in their lives through fun activities and discussion.
AUDIENCE: Transgender people, their friends, family and partners.
To increase awareness and increase visibility of the importance of SOFFAS in Transgender peoples’ lives.
Follow the the link here to book you place!
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM BY STONEWALL HOUSING
Cat Haldane - Stonewall Housing
Cat has worked for Stonewall Housing for over 10 years. She began as volunteer helping young LGBT+ people into participation and group activities and worked in varied roles within the Supported Housing Team.
She left her post as Housing Manager early this year to begin her new adventure as Fundraising and Initiatives Manager.
She is excited to bring her knowledge and experience in supporting trans communities to the HEN workshops.
Octavian Starr - Stonewall Housing
Octavian has worked with Stonewall Housing since 2011. He is highly skilled in delivering Trans and LGB awareness training, facilitating workshops and providing one to one support. He has valuable experience supporting vulnerable LGBT people and training both in the UK and the USA.
He has specialised in Trans awareness for over 12 years and has a passion to encourage and support diversity and opportunity for trans people across all sectors.
Stonewall Housing is a charity that ensures LGBTQ+ people live in safer homes where the community can celebrate identity and support each other to achieve full potential which coincides with the aim of Hen.
They opened the UK’s first Transgender only supported accommodation in 2016.