TNBS – pronounced Tenbies – is a monthly support group that has been set up by the Societies and Services Officer Georgia-Rose, after the previous trans and non binary PTO Rex O’Loughlin. It aims to create a safe and inclusive environment for students and staff members who identify as Transgender or Non-Binary.
TNBS started on Saturday 3rd October and will be occurring on the first Saturday of every month at 2pm. The support group is taking place over zoom until governmental guidelines ease and enable face to face mixing of households. Each session is informal and centred around a different topic of discussion decided by members of the group a week before the scheduled session – yet natural conversations are always encouraged. In the first session, our conversations varied from travelling stories to private healthcare to Swansea’s ever changeable weather!
The priority of Georgia-Rose and Viv is to ensure that members feel comfortable and open to talk if they want to. It is important to note that it is not compulsory for any member to have their camera or microphone on and members do not have to attend every single session. It is an informal safe space for people with common ground to express their interests and find comfort in each other. It’s a platform provided by Georgia-Rose to voice concerns and provide support to anyone who may be struggling at University.
The nature of the group is incredibly confidential. If you are interested please email Georgia-Rose with the subject of TNBS at Georgiafirstname.lastname@example.org for further information.