**Trigger Warning**

The articles on this page discuss suicide and suicidal ideation, and some people might find it disturbing. If you or someone you know is suicidal and currently at risk of harm, please call 999 immediately.

Alternatively, there are additional resources and support available as follows:

For students 
Student Services on My UEA (login required)
For staff 
Staff Wellbeing on My UEA (login required)
For staff and students
National anonymous listening services:
Call: free phone 116123 (24-hour service) or email jo@samaritans.org
Call: 0800 068 4141, Text: 07786209697 or Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org 
Young Minds: 
Text: YM to 85258 - YoungMinds Crisis Messenger
Call: 300 304 7000 between 4.30pm and 10.30pm each evening
Call: 0800 58 58 58 or webchat service


UEA is a proud member of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. By highlighting the University’s support for our LGBT+ community, we hope to ensure that all LGBT+ staff feel safe, supported and empowered to be open and proud of their identity in the workplace.

The Staff Pride network already have biographies available to read, showcasing our members who have stepped up as LGBT+ Representatives. However, on this page, we are keen to provide a space where our members can highlight using articles or blogs their experiences of being LGBT+ to the wider University community.

Renee Mineart who works as an analyst in ITCS and is a member of our Staff Pride community has written a four-part blog of their account of ‘Growing Up Trans’. We hope to add to this page with other articles and blogs over the coming months. 

(Please be aware that Renee’s blog contains potentially distressing subject matter.)

Growing Up Trans - Part 1

The Invisible Trauma 
By Renée Mineart (she/her)

Growing up Trans - Part 2

Candle Theory
By Renée Mineart (she/her)

Growing up Trans - Part 3

Having Two-Spirits
By Renée Mineart (she/her)

Growing up Trans - Part 4

Don’t call me Brave
By Renée Mineart (she/her)