Julie is not a transgender professional, for example doctor, psychiatrist or counsellor, but instead specialises in researching complex papers, books and internet sites, and converting the material into easy to understand layman's terms in presentations that are designed to be light-hearted but educational, in an entertaining and memorable learning experience.
Listed below are the types of presentation she has given to date, but if you have a particular theme or focus in respect to any aspect of transgender science, culture, history or politics, please contact her to discuss your requirements
Mental Health First Aid - Julie first gave this presentation to a British Army Mental Health First Aid course at the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, Tedworth House. The presentation is customised to discuss the basic theory of transgender science, including culture and history, but focussing on the secondary mental health issues resulting from being transgender, for example depression, loneliness and fear
Bluffers Guide to Transgender - Julie first gave her presentation "A Bluffer's Guide to Transgender" at the Winchester University Gender Identity and Trans Awareness Symposium. The presentation is designed to be a superficial canter through the wonderful world of transgender and is a light-hearted, memorable and thought-provoking learning experience
Samaritans - Julie focuses this presentation on issues faced by Samaritans when receiving calls from distressed trans-people. The presentation discusses the types of feelings trans-people experience at various stages of the lives, and whether they are in "the closet" or out. It also discusses trans "terminology" and etiquette when speaking to a trans-person
Mental Health in the Workplace - using transgender as a lived experience
The first part of the presentation is designed to raise general awareness of both corporate and individual responsibilities for ensuring good mental health in the workplace.
The second part focuses on employer’s responsibilities to educate staff on diversity and inclusion issues and the Equalities Act 2010, and provides detailed education on the “gender reassignment” aspect of this law.
In the final part, Julie summarises her own mental health issues in the workplace combined with her transgender lived experience and gives words of wisdom to the audience on how to maintain their good mental health.