Welcome to Depend, not only a support group, but your own space where you can be heard.
And who are we to listen to you?
We are the partners, and ex-partners, the parents and the children, the family members and the friends ... the "significant others" of trans people in the UK.
We have come together because we care about each other, we share similar experiences and believe in the possibilities of the future. We have come together because we do not want to be alone.
If you are struggling we will support you
This is a place of learning and sharing.
Our experiences combine to provide a cushion for your tears, a listening ear when you need to offload, a source of information for your learning, respectful acknowledgement of your feelings and a little humour simply for the fun of it because we value the smiles as well as the tears.
The hardest thing in the world is to be alone. You are not alone anymore.
Welcome to our community!
Join our private support lists ...
All the Depend lists are for cisgendered people only. This is so they have a safe space in which to feel free to post about anything at all without worrying that they may be offending someone on the list who may be trans. The Depend lists are normally specifically UK only, but we do allow "wiggleroom" depending upon circumstances.
Depend-Family - open to the friends and family of trans people - except partners
Depend-MTF-Partners - the list for the partners of MTF (male-to-female) trans people
Depend-FTM-Partners - the list for the partners of FTM (female-to-male) trans people
Join Depend FTM Partners
Leaflets, posters, literature and other Depend resources are now being available for download direct from this site. Visit our Downloads section for the latest additions.