EP 46: Are they still open – Gender clinics, domestic abuse, and trans video games during COVID-19

This week:

What to do if you are in lockdown with an abuser.

What are the Gender Identity Clinics doing during all this?

And Michelle & Ashleigh are joined by their new producer (and Steam Curator) Jo Ross-Barrett to talk video games to play whilst stuck at home that have PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN IT!

Check out Jo’s Steam Curator page!


Info links!

Domestic abuse resources

Safe lives, My Sisters House and Women’s Aid have put together some amazing resources on how to stay safe during this virus nonsense:

For LGBT+ specific advice, head to Galop! They are still running many of their services and are waiting to hear from you!
Call them here: 0800 999 5428

Refuge has a 24/7 Domestic abuse helpline and their website it packed with amazing stuff to help if you need to get out right now.
(If you need to get out right now, these are the people who can get you set up in a refuge or talk to the council about getting you somewhere safe, even during lockdown)
0808 2000 247

Think you might be in an abusive relationship? Suspect a loved one might be in an abusive relationship? Victim support has a list of the signs to look out for!

Worried about a child? Check the signs and contact the NSPCC!
Calll them here: 0808 800 5000

Personnel Checks has a good list of signs for all the other signs of abuse (abuse takes many forms!)

The most important thing, if you believe you are in physical danger…CALL 999. Ask for the police and tell them bluntly and plainly that you are in physical danger. They will come to get you or potentially remove the person endangering you.

Gender Identity Clinic resources

London: https://gic.nhs.uk/gic-limited-service-in-view-of-the-covid-19-outbreak/
Tavistock/GIDS (London): https://gids.nhs.uk/news-events/2020-03-27/covid-19-update-how-we-are-working-and-how-contact-us
Sheffield: https://www.shsc.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Leeds: https://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/our-services/gender-identity-service/
Northumberland: https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/services/northern-region-gender-dysphoria-service-specialist-service-walkergate-park/
Northamptonshire: https://www.nhft.nhs.uk/updates/important-update-visiting-and-services-during-coronavirus-5627
Nottingham: https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/nottingham-centre-for-transgender-health
Devon: https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/our-services/gender-identity

Belfast: http://www.belfasttrust.hscni.net/BrackenburnClinic.htm

Edinburgh: https://www.lothiansexualhealth.scot/gender-identity-clinic/gender-identity-clinic-and-coronavirus-covid-19/
Glasgow: https://www.sandyford.scot/sexual-health-services/gender-identity-service/
Inverness: http://www.highlandsexualhealth.co.uk/covid-19
Aberdeen: Could not find any information on the Grampian Gender Identity Clinic specifically but this website that doesn’t look like it has been updated in a long time may be able to help

All the video games mentioned in todays episode!