Group Name: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health -Gender Identity Clinic

Description: The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

The Gender Identity Clinic helps gender dysphoric men learn alternative ways of coping with cross-gender feelings and cross-dressing by sharing experiences with similar individuals. They provide an emotionally supportive milieu, in which members can speak freely about their gender-related feelings. This program is intended for married, separated or divorced men or those involved in informal but significant relationships with female partners. In order for you to be seen for consultation, the clinic requires a referral from a licensed physician (designation: MD) or a nurse practitioner (designation: NRP). Ask your doctor to fill out the CAMH Adult Referral Form.

***The CAMH Gender Identity clinic does not offer groups. However, people within the Toronto area are encouraged to contact the Sherbourne Health Centre for their Gender Journeys program, a facilitated, time-limited and closed support group supporting people questioning their gender and/or contemplating transition; the 519 Church Street Community Centre for open-ended, peer-based trans support groups; and Xpressions, a membership-based support and social group for cross-dressers.

Where: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Clarke Site | 250 College Street | Toronto, ON M5T 1R8

When: This is a professionally led support group. Meetings are held weekly, for men only. Those interested must phone for a referral.

Contact: Christina Yager 416-535-8501 Ext. 37043 | | Access CAMH: 416-535-8501, press 2

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