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Supporting adolescents who experience gender-related distress


Gender identity forms part of your sense of self; connecting with your identity and being seen and accepted by others is crucially important for teenagers, their mental health, wellbeing and resilience.

In this session, we will talk about gender-related distress in teenagers, how these relate to a young person’s mental health and what to do to support them through their adolescence.


Anastassis Spiliadis

Anastassis Spiliadis


Tonight, I’ll be joined by Systemic & Family Psychotherapist / Psychologist, Anastassis Spiliadis. Anastassis currently works clinically in independent practice and also as an Education Lead for the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, training clinicians in the NHS on how to support young people and families who experience gender-related distress. He has longstanding experience working with people suffering from embodied distress, having held senior roles at the Maudsley Hospital’s and Royal Free Hospital’s eating disorders services, the Tavistock’s gender identity service and more recently Great Ormond Street Hospital’s gender service, alongside other generic and specialist NHS services.