Support for transgender staff and managers

This page contains links to transgender-specific information and guidance within the University and the surrounding area. It is intended to support transgender staff and their managers, as well as staff with transgender children.

You can read about the rights of transgender staff under the Equality Act 2010 at the EHRC website.

None of the external groups listed are affiliated with the Rainbow Network or the University of Birmingham.

If you know of any other relevant services or groups, please let us know at and we will add them to the list!

Support Groups

Trans Sexual Health Clinic

Confidential clinic run by Birmingham LGBT Centre for transgender people

Trans Central

Support group for transwomen in Birmingham

Social Groups


Social group for transgender people in Birmingham

Trans Spectrum

Safe social space for anybody who identifies as transgender in Birmingham

Charities and Community Interest Companies

Gendered Intelligence

Nationwide Community Interest Company that provides support to transgender people and their families

Gender Trust

Nationwide charity that provides support to transgender people

GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)

Nationwide charity that raises awareness of transgender people and researches their experiences

Mindline Trans

Service run by the charity Mind to offer confidential emotional and mental health support to transgender people

Support for parents of transgender children


Support group for transgender people aged 13-19, with a parallel group for the parents and carers of these young people

Mermaids UK

Nationwide charity that provides support to transgender children and their families

Mermaids Birmingham Parents Group

Support group run by Mermaids UK for parents and carers of transgender children in Birmingham

New Road

Support group for parents and carers of LGBT children in Birmingham

University of Birmingham Parents and Carers Network

Network for staff at the University of Birmingham with responsibilities as a parent and/or carer

Guidance for Managers

University of Birmingham Guidance on Supporting Transgender Staff and Students

Advance HE Guidance for Supporting a Member of Staff who is Transitioning

Advance HE Trans Staff and Students in Higher Education and Colleges


UCU Guide to Gender Identity

GIRES e-Learning (Transgender Awareness for Employers and Service Providers)

Inclusivity: Supporting BAME Trans People

Gendered Intelligence Training for Professionals



Professional Services