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Opportunity to Access Gendered Intelligence Lite Bite Training in Stevenage, Hertfordshire – 5th April 2019.

Amanda de Courcy, Andrew Dix and Jacqueline Gear would like to offer you the opportunity to attend the above lite bites in order to raise awareness of the trans community within your organisations and services.  We are subsidising the events in order to make it cost effective for all through our charitable organisation.  The cost per person is £21.55, which is our cost of £20.00 and £1.55 which goes to Eventbrite.

There are two slots available on the 5th April –

  • 9.30 am start
  • 1.00 pm start

They last 2.5 hours in length and the link is public so can be shared with other colleagues.
We hope to see you there!

We hope to see you soon

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National LGBT domestic abuse conference: 

Recognise & Respond: Strengthening advocacy for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse.

The conference will take place on May 9th, 2019 at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA, London.

Please note that the event is free. However as catering is provided, to discourage drop out/no show, we’ve set a deposit of £20, which will be refunded to all attendees 5-7 days after the event.

Please find all the information about the event and speakers here.

TSG Support Group

2nd Thursday of the month:

  • Group for those who identify as trans or non-binary.
  • Group for parents, carers, family and friends.

Contact us on 07725 780 787 or info@tsgherts.uk for venues and details.

Latest News

Our first training sessions

Synestra CIC are very proud to have funded three training sessions for Trans Awareness that were presented by Gendered Intelligence from the £5000.00 money raised from the September black tie event.

One training day was provided for residential children home workers for Hertfordshire and enabled residential workers to talk about some of the children/young people they are supporting, and to be proactive in their knowledge for other young people that may move into the homes.  Feedback from the training was excellent, and was valued by staff and managers alike.

Synestra CIC also commissioned two half-day training sessions which were delivered in the YC Herts venue - Bowes Lyon,  in Stevenage and consisted of attendees from universities, charities, schools and providers in the social care sector.  GI trained 23 people across the two sessions which Synestra CIC were incredibly pleased with for our first training sessions. We had very positive feedback with a rating of 4.6/5 for the morning session and 4.7/5 for the afternoon session. Some comments from attendees were as follows ‘Thank you - Jason was brilliant!’, ‘Very informative and gave a lot of information’, ‘Really helpful, brilliant. Thank you’.

Gendered Intelligence and Synestra CIC are committed to working together to further raise awareness for the trans community and to increase compassion and empathy in Hertfordshire and nationally.

Hertfordshire Parent Group – Gender What Gender

Support circle 

This month's support circle will be the last of the summer until September, and will take place as usual at RSSKL 7.30-9pm, followed by a drink afterwards at the Old Palace. We'll be in the cafe, just down the steps from the car park and turn left. Give me a call if you're not sure where to come.

Whether or not you can make it, there's a programme you might like to listen to on iplayer from on Radio 4 : 'The Untold' , aired on 1 July. It follows the relationship between Ellie and Ollie as Ollie transitions.  Very real and very moving.

Some parents have said they would like to set up a What's App group to share articles and programmes like this. If you'd like to join, please let me know with your mobile number.

  • Annie - 07920492857

We’re delighted to hear that Synestra CIC has agreed to provide some funding to cover the cost of room hire for our support circle.


We are looking for ideas on speakers you’d like to invite to our support circle over the coming months so we can develop a programme for the year. Email me with your thoughts.

BBC Panorama

We’ve been approached by BBC Current Affairs who are looking for young people they can talk to as off the record, confidential research for a forthcoming programme looking at the support available for young trans people and those who are questioning their gender identity. Their researcher says she is experienced in interviewing vulnerable young people and recently produced the Kids in Crisis Panorama programme. If you’re interested please contact Jenny.Parks@bbc.co.uk

Helpline 0344 334 0550

Mermaids provide a helpline aimed at supporting transgender youth up to and including the age of 19, their families and professionals working with them.  It is open Monday to Friday, 9am - 9pm (times may vary on Bank Holidays). If there is no-one available to talk to and your situation is urgent, please email info@mermaidsuk.org.uk.

Annie Heaton
Gender what Gender?
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Our Past Events


We are proud to have held a very successful black-tie event to raise much-needed funds for the trans community. We had 65 attendees who enjoyed a great evening with a 3-course meal and live entertainment, including a skilled, award-winning magician and a cover band.

This event was put on in partnership with YC Herts, healthwatch Hertfordshire, viewpoint, HPFT, Goldfish Consultancy, and volunteers from the trans community.

Due to the huge success of the event, this is not the end and we will be aiming to hold this event again and continue to fundraise for this much-needed cause.



Thank you. It was all totally fab and we had a wonderful time.

Huge congratulations to the team on a great evening and on raising sooo much money.

Onwards and Upwards.

Kind regards

L. Brittain

Well done to you!!

A great cause and congratulations on the evening which was a huge success!

Looking forward to supporting in the future.

Kind Regards

L. Casey

Hi Amanda,

Fantastic amount raised! Well done!

N. Blake

Want to organise an event with us?

Get in touch today and we can discuss ideas, funding and requirements.