About our Family Days

Our family days have been running each year since 2013 in Leeds and 2014 in London and in the South West.

The days are open to all young people and their families who are currently being seen at GIDS.

The aim of the events is to allow young people and their families to meet each other in a relaxed and friendly environment. There will be talks from people who identify in different genders. There will also be group sessions for parents/carers, 11-18 year olds who attend the service, under 11 year olds, and siblings. 

Exeter

The next South West family day is Friday 17 August 2018 1 to 5pm at Exeter Community centre, 17 st david’s hill, exeter, ex4 3rg

Tea and coffee will be available from 12.30pm and the day will start promptly at 1.00pm.

We are holding our 6th annual family support day for children, young people and their parents/carers who attend the Gender Identity Development Service. Siblings are invited too.

The aim of the event is to allow young people and their families in the South West region to meet each other in a relaxed and friendly environment. There will be talks from people who identify in different genders. There will be five parallel groups, including support groups for parents, teenagers who attend the service, children younger than 12 who attend the service and a group for siblings over the age of 9. There will be breaks for tea and cake!

To help us plan the day, please return the form below by post or email to GIDS@tavi-port.nhs.uk with the header ‘South West Family Day’ by 10th August 2018.

South West Family Day flyer and RSVP form

Leeds

The 2018 Leeds Family Day is on Wednesday, 29th August from 1 to 5pm at the Carriageworks Theatre on Millennium Square in central Leeds (map).

Registration starts at 12:30 and tea, coffee and juice will be served. The day will start at 1 pm prompt so please arrive on time.

Please contact us to let us know if you are coming.

London

The next London Family day is Wednesday 15 August 2018 1 to 5.15pm at the Tavistock Centre

Tea and coffee will be available from 12.30pm and the day will start promptly at 1pm.

We are holding our fifth annual family support day for children, young people and their parents/carers who attend the Gender Identity Development Service. Siblings are welcome too.   

The aim of the event is to allow young people and their families to meet each other in a relaxed and friendly environment. There will be talks from people who identify in different genders. There will also be parallel group sessions for parents/carers, 11-18 year olds who attend the service, under 11 year olds and siblings.

Please return the form below by post or email to GIDS@tavi-port.nhs.uk with the header ‘London Family Day’.

In order to ensure sufficient space, please confirm your attendance by 13 August 2018.

Download the RSVP form