Resources for transgender New Zealanders

The following resources provide more information on understanding gender identity journeys.

New Zealand resources

Mental Health Foundation
Resources on mental health and wellbeing.

Making schools a safer place for all young people of minority sexualities, sexes and genders.

Inclusive Education
How New Zealand schools support trans and other rainbow students.

The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) is an interdisciplinary professional organisation working to promote the health, wellbeing and rights of transgender people. 

An organisation that supports gender-diverse young people in New Zealand.

  • Inside Out – educational videos
  • I’m Local – provides information on local trans services by region, with a focus on rural New Zealand

Supporting Aotearoa's Rainbow People
This guide is for anyone who provides mental health support in Aotearoa, including (but not limited to) counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, tohunga (Māori healers), social workers, mental health nurses, and GPs. It will also be helpful for youth workers, group facilitators, and peer supporters.

Counting Ourselves Community Report
This is the first community report from the Counting Ourselves survey about the health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Peer-led organisation. They provide a national services and information database.

Healthinfo Canterbury / Waitaha
Canterbury-specific gender affirming care and support services.

International resources

Asia Pacific Transgender Network
Organisation advocating for the rights of trans and gender diverse people across Asia and the Pacific.

Mermaids UK
A support service for trans children, young people and their families with lots of useful online resources.

Gender Spectrum
US organisation that helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

Central Toronto Youth Services
Canadian mental health service that provides resources for families of trans youth.

Being Proud
Tasmania’s gender, sexuality and intersex status support and education service.

NHS Livewell: Transgender health
A UK site with a variety of useful resources and information.

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