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Welcome to Chrysalis

We are a charity supporting transgender and
questioning people, their families and close friends.

Chrysalis is following government guidelines with regards to the Covid 19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Join a Group

Looking for support or to make friends? Join one of our groups in Southampton, Basingstoke, Portsmouth or Bournemouth.

Training Services

We offer a diverse range of on-site training courses for businesses and organisations to relate to Trans people in life and work.

Join the Team

Would you like to join our ever growing team? We have salaried and volunteer positions at various locations. We would love to hear from you.

Find out what we do


Trained Counsellors are available at our Support Group meetings (not including WellBeing). Find a group in your area.

Reducing Isolation

Transgender people experience widespread prejudice, discrimination, violence, and other forms of stigma. Our friendly Support Groups provide a safe place to talk about things.

Raising Awareness

Chrysalis support events such as Pride and mental well being within the community. Our Outreach programmes work with organisations in the South West (UK).


We provide a range of training courses to help organisations with Transgender issues and awareness.

What does joining Chrysalis mean to our members?

A short video presented by some of the people who manage Chrysalis and the people that use our support services and how it has helped them.


Sophie Labelle - author, speaker

Sophie Labelle

Author, speaker and Chrysalis Patron (go to Facebook Page)

Ana-Matronic - singer, songwriter, DJ and Chrysalis Patron


Singer, songwriter, DJ and Chrysalis Patron ( go to Facebook Page)




Chrysalis goes online!

Such incredible news to share with you this morning. Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved with Chrysalis we are now able to offer our support groups and our one-to-one counselling online.

For those already a part of Chrysalis then the team will be in touch with you with all the information you need. If you want to join Chrysalis and access our support then email or call 07823 504306 between 9:30 and 3pm Monday to Friday and Dawn or Sheila will be there to chat with you.

Want to speak to a specific lovely person? Then check back on the website for the rota of who is doing what, when. Whatever you need we are here for you, we have a list of volunteers who can just give you a ring and regular check in, we have volunteers who can go and pick up essential supplies, we have humans who are here to care. Want to catch up with me in person then you can email me, I’m always up for a chat too.

Chrysalis exists to break down the barriers caused by isolation and in these challenging times we are emerging stronger and better than ever before. No longer are we bound by location. If you are in the UK and want our support then just drop us a message. We have confidential support groups for trans and questioning people, for parents, for partners and for anyone else whose life has been impacted by the …

“Chrysalis goes online!”


Conference Update

In response to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic as advised by the WHO this week, and acting on advice from our hosts Bournemouth University, Chrysalis will be postponing our third conference #GenderIdentityMatters2020 until September.…

“Conference Update”



The Big Lottery, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Fund (HiWCF) and Tudor Trust.

The Big Lottery

Isle of Wight Community Fund

Tudor Trust

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