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NEWS AND BLOGS

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Memoirs of a Wellbeing facilitator in 500ish words

July 1, 2019
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Alan devised and ran the first ever Chrysalis Wellbeing drop in. A space for all trans+ people to meet and socialise in a safe, facilitated space. Before Alan leaves Chrysalis he agreed to share his own experiences and reflections. From myself and the whole Chrysalis team, the volunteers and beneficiaries, I would like to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Alan for all his hard work and the fantastic legacy he leaves us. I hope you enjoy reading his words.

Andi (CEO of Chrysalis)

“Running and setting up the Wellbeing has been a mixture

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Umbrellas

Annual General Meeting Saturday 26th January 2019

January 1, 2019
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Save the date!

What a long way we have come in nine months! If you are interested in attending Chrysalis’ 13th Annual General Meeting on Saturday 26th January then email info@chrysalis-gii.org to register.

The meeting will be held in Warsash from 12noon, more details to follow.

Find out how we have done over the last financial year, listen to our plans for the future, help us celebrate our incredible volunteers and perhaps even stand for election to our board.

Spaces are limited and priority will be given to members.

The venue is accessible however do let us know if you have any special requirements.

I look forward

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Southampton first wellbeing drop in

January 1, 2019
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It can be a daunting prospect getting in touch with Chrysalis. We very frequently get people who hang up when we answer the phone; reaching out for help can be really nerve wracking. What am I signing up for? There’s a group… are they sending me to group therapy? I’m not ready to talk about my thoughts and feeling in front of strangers.

Last week I ventured to the Basingstoke Trans* and Questioning group to gain an insight into what happens in these session, which I’d like to share with anyone who would love the support but is (like me) uncomfortable

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Chrysalis' new management board, from left to right Lennie, Steph, Deanna, Anne, Cassie, Andi, Sammy, Grecia, Jon, Mary

Chrysalis board update

February 1, 1028
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It is with great pride that I can announce today that the Chrysalis members unanimously voted in a fantastic new board of trustees at their 12th AGM on Saturday. A board ready, willing and able to take on the challenges of running a trans support charity in 2018 and onwards. 28 of our 43 members were able to attend the meeting and took part in the voting.

 

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