Free Trans Awareness Training for User-led Groups from Gendered Intelligence

23rd April 2024
Online via Zoom

NSUN is offering user-led groups free places on the ‘Trans Awareness: The Basics’ training course by Gendered Intelligence.

‘Trans Awareness: The Basics’ is a short entry-level session that introduces the key ideas and information people in organisations need to know about trans-related matters. The training session is particularly useful in one or more of the following circumstances:

  • The organisation wants to begin to raise awareness of trans issues at a staff meeting, conference or other event where time is limited
  • The organisation would like to make sure everyone has the same basic understanding of trans people and issues
  • The organisation wants to introduce or improve good practice regarding the inclusion of trans people

The session will:

  • Explain what ‘trans’ means and describe the diversity of those who might use the term
  • Introduce key concepts crucial to understanding trans people
  • List the main legislation relating to trans identities
  • Outline ways an organisation can work towards being trans-inclusive
  • Provide links to further resources and help

Training session outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Considering Sex and Gender
    The context of sex and gender diversity
  3. Language and Terminology
    What does ‘trans’ mean? Who might use the term?
    Straightforward guidance on managing language
  4. The Law and Trans People
    Three key laws that apply
  5. Becoming Trans Aware and Trans Inclusive
    Good practice – steps towards achieving trans equality and inclusion
  6. Resources
    Gendered Intelligence and other resources
  7. Evaluation and Close

This session comprises around 1 hour of presentational material and 30 mins interactivity/Q&A. The Q&A enables people to bring the focus of the session onto the key issues that matter to them and particular questions they might have. The Q&A is usually threaded through the session to take people’s queries as they arise.

Reserve your place

Spaces for this training session are limited so please double check your availability before registering, and email us at if you can no longer attend. Please also check your spam/junk folder and email us if you do not hear from us to confirm your place within a few days of registering.

NSUN has commissioned free places on this training for NSUN’s user-led group members (e.g. representatives from lived experience-led peer support, mutual aid, campaigning, ‘service delivery’ groups/organisations working in and around mental health). If you are not already an NSUN member, you must check your eligibility and sign up as a member before registering to attend this training.

NSUN is a charity and membership organisation of people and grassroots groups with lived experience of mental ill-health, trauma and distress, working towards the redistribution of power and resource in mental health. You can find out more about us here.

About Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence, established in 2008, is a registered charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people’s quality of life. It is a trans-led and trans-involving grassroots organisation with a wealth of lived experience, community connections of many kinds, and a depth and breadth of trans community knowledge that is second to none.