Be is a voluntary organisation based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Our volunteers work to improve the lives of Trans and Non-Binary people throughout the North of England and beyond through a host of services including One-to-One support, peer support groups and social events. We also run a programme of health and wellbeing events and offer online support.
We work directly with gender variant people, their families, friends and employers to provide help and advice. We are also actively engaged with service providers in healthcare, housing and benefits, education and many more areas in order to improve outcomes for all.
What We Do
Below is a sample of what we do to help transgender people directly. We also provide employer training, give talks and work with businesses and public services to improve trans awareness and drive equality. For more info, see the What We Do section.
We like to have initial one-to-one meetings with everyone who we work with, this helps us to get to know you and which of our services would be most helpful for you. If you don’t feel ready or able to attend a group, or have specific needs best handled privately or in greater depth then we offer ongoing one-to-one support.
Our peer-support meetings are a great way to get out and socialise! They allow you meet others who you share common interests or backgrounds as well as ask questions and get help on all manner of topics. We run a general drop in as well as sessions specifically for trans men, women and non-binary people.
We work directly with service providers to help improve the provisions for trans people. But from time to time more direct involvement is needed. If desired, we will attend appointments with you to help ensure you are treat with the proper respect and professionalism – as well as seeing your problems resolved.