COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT
Trish Murphy is one of three experienced psychosexual therapists within the practice based in Dublin. Trish Murphy B.Soc.Sc., CQSW, M.A, M.Soc.Sc. (reg: FTAI, ICP EAP) is a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist, trainer and consultant working in private practice, business and academic fields. She offers education and training in many areas including life/work skills, management development, mental health and relationships both in the workplace and without.
The Gender Society is one of the largest online communities for transvestites, crossdressers, transsexuals and transgender people in the world today, with members right around the globe.
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Support Resources for Transsexuals and the Transgender Community
GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender. GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families.
Gender Dysphoria (alternatively known as gender identity disorder) is the name given to the feeling of discomfort or distress that a person may associate with living as the gender that the person was assigned at birth. If a person feels that they do not fully identify with their “assigned” gender, they may experience a wide range of psychological symptoms. If Gender Dysphoria is left untreated, there could be an increased suicide risk amongst sufferers.
Mermaids is passionate about supporting young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in young people amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.
The Samaritans offer around the clock help to anybody, however you are feeling and whatever life has done to you, they are there to help. They offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.They are not a religious organisation.
The Beaumont Society is a national self help body run by and for those who cross-dress or are trans-sexual. The Beaumont Society welcome all transgender people and their partners, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, creed or colour, and all varieties from nervous new transgender people to those who are experienced and confident in their second gender.
In addition to the above contact points, we now also operate a weekly helpline in association with transgenderzone.com. The helpline runs every Monday between 10.00pm & midnight and can be accessed via the website.
The underlying cause for gender identity disorder is unknown. In animals, it is known that there are critical periods of time during pregnancy where alterations in the amount of oestrogen and testosterone in the developing animal can permanently alter masculine or feminine behaviour. However, more research is needed to find out if a similar mechanism could be operating in gender identity disorder.
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