Tranzcare offer a range of workshops aimed at:

 Probation and Prison staff


 Counsellors and Counselling students

 HR Managers

Award Winning Presenter & Campaigner
I worked for fifteen years for Greater Manchester Probation and acted as an advisor on trans issues nationally. I am also a counsellor specialising in clients with gender identity issues and a counselling/casework supervisor.

I was Chair of Inner Enigma, the Manchester based Transsexual/ Intersex support charity, and of LAGIP, the LGBT staff support group for the probation service. I was on the working group for a:gender, a pan civil service Trans support network and served on the NOMS Equality and Diversity Taskforce.

I won the 2005 National Probation Service (NPS) Diversity Award in the Individual "Communication" category for my work promoting trans issues, was nominated for a Greater Manchester Probation Staff Award in 2007 and won a national Butler Trust award for work in 2008 in this area - presented by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace and was a guest on BBC Radio Manchester to talk about this work. I was awarded the a:gender "Meerkat Award" and made a "Life Member" of the organisation (only the third person to receive this award) for my work with the network.

I have advised other probation areas on dealing with the transition in post of probation officers - including briefing senior management teams and colleagues. I presented a workshop on Trans Issues in the Criminal Justice System at the very first National Probation Service Diversity Conference.






Feedback from delegates

What I plan to cover 


List of labels

Feedback/ presentation

Trans Spectrum


What's difference between male & female? Physical/ mental

Syndicates & feedback

Brain sex test 




Specific Issues faced by trans people


Possible Scenarios you could face

Syndicates & feedback

Implications of Gender Recognition Act 2004 & Equality Act 2010


Question & Answers

Open Forum

Structure of Workshop

The workshop combines power point presentations with syndicate work and feedback by the audience. It is designed to last ½ day

Typical 1/2 day/ evening Programme:

Target Audience

This workshop will be of interest to dealing with individuals with gender identity issues (transgendered, transsexual, transvestite, intersexed). As there is significant common ground between gender identity and sexuality, those working with gay, lesbian and bisexual clients should also find this workshop of value.

Audiences have included:


At the end of the workshop, attendees should be aware of

Other outcomes will be specific to the audiences, for example:

For Criminal Justice:

For NHS:

For Counsellors:

Delegates should also be in a position to avoid getting a criminal record themselves and facing a £5,000 fine.

Assessment as a Presenter

typical evaluations from workshops

Assessments of Helen's presentations are consistently very positive - scoring an average of 4.7/5 on meeting objectives, effectively presented and delegates being able to apply the learning.

Comments on presentations/ workshops:

very good presentation. Fully made me aware of how little knowledge I had of the issues; thanks

comprehensive information well presented; I'd like more training

whole input was informative and empowering; very useful information delivered in an accessible manner

facilitator/ trainer very informed/ knowledgeable on subject

loads of useful information; needed to be longer

enjoyed the briefing, Helen made the event fun but filled us all in on all the facts and provided lots of insight and knowledge

the event should be mandatory for all staff to attend

Quite seriously it was the most fact filled, fascinating talk that I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.

I really enjoyed your talk. I usually get bored after 30 mins on zoom but you held my attention.

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