"Transcend has helped us understand the needs of our daughter, particularly at a time when it was just beginning to happen and was overwhelming. By being connected to a welcoming and informed community it has helped us gain knowledge and provided peer support." - Transcend parent
For Parents and Carers
Affirm, Embrace, Celebrate
Transgender, Gender Diverse, Non-Binary, Sistergirls, Brotherboys and questioning children, adolescents and young people are celebrated, embraced and supported here at Transcend Australia. We know that our kids are happier, more resilient and can thrive and flourish when they are loved, respected and affirmed.
Being gender diverse is a beautiful example of natural human diversity. When a young person is able to affirm their gender, it can be a source of great comfort, personal empowerment and joy. Coming out to family can take a lot of courage and a lot of trust in loved ones. Many young people fear how their family might react, especially as there is a great deal of misinformation about the lives of gender diverse people in society. Being gender diverse is not a mental illness, however rejection, marginalisation, stigma and discrimination can have negative impacts on mental health. When a child comes out to you, they need you now more than ever. They need you to be their safe place.
"I spoke with Transcend in my hardest week. I was lost trying to find someone to talk to who had some understanding of what I was going through. Transcend was amazing." - Transcend parent
Peer Support and Resources
What are the benefits of joining a peer support group?
Joining a peer support group can feel like a big step especially at the beginning of a journey that you may be finding overwhelming.
Our peer support groups are well moderated with clear rules and expected standards of behavior which all participants are asked to abide by to ensure everyone feels safe, respected and welcome. By joining a peer support group, you become part of a community of families and carers navigating a similar experience. This community can provide support, information, comfort and great tips for better supporting your trans, gender diverse or non-binary child.
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