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  Our next get together at "Belinda's Boudoir" is
Friday July 14th 2017

At 7:30 pm till 10:30 pm

  Our latest  meeting was a jolly good evening, although on Good Friday, we had a goodly number, everyone enjoyed the evening in the cosy atmosphere, conversation as usual, was varied and pretty constant, with everyone joining in.


My very grateful thanks to Jayne, Stacey & Toni for running the evenings whilst I am not able . 

If you would like to come along and meet others like yourself, drop me an email and I will send you details.



This newsletter is  published each month by the Third Friday of the Month           
Value & Respect.


"We seek to be valued as the unique individuals that we are,

not as other people think we ought to be!"

C o m m u n i t y  C o r n e r
  Remember that LYNX LADIES meet every third Friday of the month at Norton Disney, for all details contact

Kimberly has taken over the running of
  Cambridge Meeting
Click on the above to be taken to their website

Meetings are held every 4th Saturday of the month.
Full details on their website


Dear Belinda and the Boston Belles,

My name is Francisca and I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Sheffield, UK, supervised by Dr Paul Overton (Professor of Neuroscience) and Dr Philip Powell (Research Fellow).

In the context of my doctoral thesis, we are conducting a study exploring the role of emotional experiences, in particular self-directed disgust, on the wellbeing and self-care of trans/gender-diverse individuals. The aim of this project is to increase our knowledge of factors that impact trans/gender diverse people’s wellbeing and improve the quality of health services, in particular psychological therapies, accessible to the trans/gender diverse population. To our knowledge, only one brief psychological intervention to reduce self-directed disgust has been developed and tested to date. Therefore, another aim of this project will be to find and review psychological interventions or techniques that can be used to support people experiencing self-directed disgust.

We would be most grateful if you would be willing to advertise this study (e.g. on your website, or any social media, newsletter or mailing lists). We have attached a word document with an example of an advert for the study that you could disseminate on any communication platforms. Additionally, the following wording may be used in tweets (but can be modified as you see fit):
A report of our findings, including recommendations for clinicians, researchers and individuals, derived from our research, will be shared with all charities and associations that support recruitment for this study, as well as professional health bodies that are involved in developing guidelines for the assessment and treatment of people with gender dysphoria, such as the British Psychological Society, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

Further information about the study:

The quality of this project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Sheffield’s Research Ethics Committee. When preparing our study, we sought the expertise of a transgender person and specialist clinicians in this area.

Participation is voluntary and anonymous. Individuals who decide to take part will be asked to complete a questionnaire pack at three different time points, one month apart from each other. The first questionnaire will take roughly around 30 minutes to complete. The second and third will take around 15 minutes to complete. After completing all questionnaires, any participants who so wish, will be entered into a prize draw of £100 (or equivalent currency in their country) in Amazon vouchers.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss this email or the study further. I hope you can support us by advertising this study.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes,


Francisca Barros Catarino

Trainee Clinical Psychologist
University of Sheffield
Clinical Psychology Unit
Western Bank
S10 2TN


There is little news about these days, as now we can all go out and about without much trouble. So enjoy your life. But remember, Please
 "Don't Drink & Drive"

That's all folks!, anyway, for this month.
More Next Month

Keep happy and Safe.
Belinda XX


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