Waiting times for gender therapy could be the 'difference between life or death'

Blake Wilcocks had to wait three years for her first UK appointment to see a gender therapist. Credit: ITV Channel TV

A transgender islander who had to wait three years for her first appointment at a UK gender identity clinic says the delays could be "the difference between life and death" for people wanting to transition.

In Guernsey between 20-30 people have been referred for treatment since the States began providing funding in 2014.

There are calls for more on-island support to cut waiting times and provide more emotional help for people who feel they were born in the wrong body.

Blake Wilcocks told her story to ITV News.