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Yellow Door is here for you. All our services continue to operate at whatever stage of national or local covid-19 restrictions. However, some services will be delivered remotely and/or may be adapted to meet your needs & preferences while still being covid-secure.

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This service is for children and young people experiencing significant difficulty in relation to gender.

For Southampton & Hampshire children aged 4-11

Parents, carers and schools can understandably struggle with how best to respond to a child presenting with gender related difficulties. Following an initial meeting to discuss the child’s situation and needs we can offer up to six therapeutic sessions where those involved can come together to consider how best the child can be supported.

For Southampton & Hampshire children aged 12-18 

We run a therapy group that meets on Thursdays. The aim is to engage young people in:

  • Exploring gender identity and gender related distress
  • Looking at ways of understanding & managing their difficulties
  • Identifying, celebrating and building on strengths

Support for parents and carers

We facilitate a group once each term where parents/carers of children or young people engaged with this service can share information and ideas about how they can support their child and where we can sometimes hear from visitors with relevant expertise/experience in this area.

For more information please see our Resources and Policies page.
For our Gender Identity Therapeutic Service leaflet, please click here.

“It’s been really helpful having art and games when we’re talking. It’s helped me be able to talk about really difficult things in a comfortable and accepting environment. Having the group has helped with my anxiety and worries because I’ve heard other people’s stories and how they cope. Being able to meet others who are trans has made me realise I’m not alone.”
Gender Dysphoria Group member
“The support for me and my husband through some very difficult times with the children has helped so much.”
Parent of Gender Dysphoria Group member