The Trans Guide to Mental Health and Well-Being – Six Months To Go!

After a pandemic’s worth of hard work, The Trans Guide to Mental Health and Well-Being is now well into production! The book comes out April 2022 and, in the meantime, the Jessica Kingsley Publishing team and I are finishing off the last of the copy edits and designing the front cover.

I’m so excited for you to read the book! Some lovely and amazing people have already given the book glowing reviews, something that never fails to make me feel grateful and a little teary.

We’re living through a tough time indeed – particularly for trans folk – and most of us are feeling the toll it’s taking on our mental health. Katy Lees provides just the kind of friendly voice, and helping hand, we need at such times, reminding us why we’re struggling, and helping us to find what will work for get us through the hardest moments, whatever form those take. With plenty of practical suggestions and a lot of kindness, this book is just the resource trans people need right now.

Meg-John Barker (author of Hell Yeah Self-Care!)

I wish someone had handed me this book ten years ago. In compassionate, accessible language Lees sets down what it takes many trans people decades to find out: that we are unique, valuable and loved, and it does get better. I can already tell that this book’s lucid, practical advice is going to help so many people – I can’t wait to recommend it to everyone I know!

Eris Young (author of They/Them/Their)

This is such a useful book, looking at the mental health struggles of trans people in both a systemic and a personal way, with flexible and creative approaches to self-care and a very community-based conceptualisation of healing. The book doesn’t flinch away from how hard it is being trans in the UK right now, and looking closely at the ways in which our mental health can be impacted. I appreciated that it doesn’t give easy answers but still creates a wealth of resources.

Sam Hope (counsellor and author of Person-Centred Counselling for Trans and Gender Diverse People: A Practical Guide)

Katy Lees has produced an excellent book to assist trans people with their mental health. Their easy to read guide includes straightforward information about various theoretical models and approaches, with useful strategies, tips and techniques to aid readers to manage challenges such as self-harm, shame, depression, trauma and much more.

Dr. Jos Twist (clinical psychologist)

I’ll be posting updates about the book here whenever something exciting happens!

After taking a break to recharge my writing energy, I’m also planning to keep you updated about life, mental health, and all manner of cool stuff at least once a month.

My Patreon’s also had a makeover, and I’m planning to update paying patrons with exclusive content at least once a month, too! You can click right here to see lots of content already, and to join me for what comes next.

I’m overjoyed to keep sharing with you!

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