Our Transgender Peer Support Service supports transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse Aucklanders and their whānau to access support, information and a sense of community.
Who is this service for?
This service is free for people aged 28 years and older who live in the wider Auckland region (Auckland, Waitematā and Counties Manukau District Health Board areas).
We work closely with RainbowYOUTH who support gender-diverse people aged 27 and younger in Auckland, and people of all ages in Northland. Check out their website for more information if you meet those criteria.
The people we work with are gender diverse or questioning their gender identity. We’re using gender diverse as an umbrella term that includes people who identify with terms like transgender, gender non conforming, non-binary, genderqueer, transsexual, agender, tāhine, whakawāhine, tangata ira tāne, Fa’afatama, Fa’afafine, Fakaleiti or Leiti, Fakafifine, Akava’ine and Vakasalewalewa.
What can we help with?
We support people to explore gender identity through accessing gender-affirming healthcare, providing information and resources, and creating connection and community with other gender-diverse people.
This means we can help with things like: referrals for gender-affirming health care, attending peer-support groups, finding relevant and relatable resources, advocating at work, finding clothes, changing your name and gender marker on identity documents, etc. Let us know what you need and we’ll do our best to support you.
How to access this service
If you’d like to access this service, please fill in our referral form to tell us a bit about yourself and what kinds of support you’re looking for. We’ll get in touch within 5 working days to make a time for an initial chat.