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Support groups for parents and carers

Gendered Intelligence offers support for parents and carers of young trans, non-binary, gender diverse and questioning young people and children.

Our groups for parents and carers take place alongside our Saturday sessions for young people - the age ranges are 8-11 and 11-24 years old. Please check the information below as the groups do not follow the same pattern throughout the year.

Coming to a group is a great opportunity to meet other parents and carers who understand your situation, share stories and advice and make friends. Our parents and carers group are facilitated by Jenny Wood.

Once you come to your first group, we will ask you to become a parent/carer member of Gendered Intelligence. We ask parent and carer members to pay a membership fee of £5 or £3 per month in order to support the running of the groups. However, we do not want this membership fee to stop anyone from coming to the group so please come along anyway and speak to our facilitator Jenny Wood.

There is a quarterly newsletter available for parents and carers - the January 2019 edition is available below.

Community Saturdays in London

In 2019, we will be running our Under 12s group and our group for 11-24 year olds on different Saturdays.

Our under 12s group will now take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Our group for 11-25 year olds will continue to take place on the last Saturday of the month.

There are a few exceptions to this schedule – Pride in London, Trans Pride in Brighton, August as our summer picnic often falls on a different date, and our End of Year Showcase in December.

You can download all of 2019 youth group dates below.

Under 12s group

Our under 12s group is for trans and questioning young people aged 8-11. 7 year olds can also attend if their parent stays in the building during the session.

The group will take place on 3rd Saturday of the month.

Time: 12-3pm

Venue: Underground Youth Club (except trips) - please see more address info below.

Upcoming dates

20th July - trip to Trans Pride Brighton - more info below.

31st August - Summer family and friends picnic. More info coming soon.

11-24 Group

This group will take place on the last Saturday of the month.

Time: 2-6pm

Venue: Underground Youth Club (except trips) - please see more address info below.

Upcoming dates

20th July - trip to Trans Pride Brighton - more info below.

31st August - Summer family and friends picnic. More info coming soon.

Trip to Trans Pride, 20th of July

Sign up to come on the trip here:

If you're under 18, download the consent for here:

GI will be going to Trans Pride in Brighton as a group. Our groups from Leeds and Bristol will also be joining us! There is an option to travel there and back with us, or if you are older or have parental consent, you can travel down from London with us and do your own thing at the end of the day.

Meeting Location – LONDON BLACKFRIARS STATION, 9.30 – 9.45am prompt Meeting Coordinator – Isa and Sasha, call or text on the day: 07939 947 002

Meeting point: London BLACKFRIARS Station – inside main entrance by WHSmith

Time: 9.30 – 9.45 to sign in


Train leaves at 9:59

if you are late there is a train at 10:09 which 2 volunteers will wait for you to get on, but after that we cannot wait. You can find us in Brighton if you come later than that.


17:26 train from Brighton, arriving to London Blackfriars at 18:41.

If we miss that train for whatever reason, we will get the next direct train at 17.58 which arrives at London Blackfriars at 19:11.

Note on schedule

There is a March that leaves from Marlborough Place at midday and gets to the park for 13:00..

There is a stage with performers from 13:00- 18:00.

If you are coming back to London with us, we will be leaving the park at 16:30. We know this is earlier than the performances are finished, but some people with us will be young and the staff will have had a long day. If you are allowed to stay on, you will not need to come with us then and can have your return ticket for your own use from us.

We will need your parent/ carer’s consent if you are under 18 as well as a completed membership form. Without these you will not be able to come with us to Brighton.

Parents and carers are welcome to come along too. However, we cannot cover the cost of your travel.

Who can come to our Saturday Sessions?

No matter how you identify, Gendered Intelligence's trans youth groups are open to all young trans people between 8 - 24 years (if you have a trans child who is under 8, please contact us for more information and support) - whether you're brand new to identifying as trans, or gender variant, still questioning your identity, or if you consider yourself to be post-transition or as having a trans history.

We strive to be fully inclusive of individuals who identify as non-binary, as well as male or female.

You do not have to be accompanied by a parent or carer, however if you are under 18, a youth worker will need to take the contact details of a next of kin in case of emergencies. There is no need to register in advance - just turn up on the day.

Siblings of young trans people who are between 8 - 24 are also welcome to these sessions.


Parents/carers of young trans, gender variant and questioning young people are welcome to come along to Saturday sessions when the parent group is running. You do not have to be accompanied by a young person to attend.

If you would like to return to the group after your first session, we would ask you to become a parent/carer member


Youth sessions take place at The Underground Youth Centre, Piper Cl, London N7 8TQ (MAP)

Parents/carers sessions for the 11-24 group take place at Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Rd, London N7 8RH (MAP)

Ringcross Community Centre is one minute's walk from the Underground Youth Centre.

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To find out more about these sessions, please contact us or sign up to our newsletter.

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