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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)




When is the future?

The family is out on another morning cycle ride and so I’ve got the radio on. A connection to the outside world, a chance to be outside my box. Today there’s news about family feuds at the richest end of society “something that puts our challenges under lockdown into perspective” apparently, I’m not sure that I can ever connect myself with the family that used to own the Ritz but perhaps I should, maybe it would have made more sense if I’d listened to the first part of the news item!…

“When is the future?”


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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