Transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and teens need support and understanding, as well as the freedom to explore their gender identity. Whatever the outcome, Mermaids is committed to helping families navigate the challenges they may face.
Mermaids provides a range of helpline services supporting transgender youth, up to and including the age of 25. We also support families and professionals.
The helpline offers emotional support, a gateway to the parents and young people’s forums, information about current legislation and protections under the law, plus signposting to training and resources. The helpline is covered by volunteers between 9am and 9pm, Monday to Friday.
Mermaids provide a range of helpline services supporting transgender youth, up to and including the age of 25. We also support families and professionals.
Reduces isolation and loneliness for transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people and their families.
Provides families and young people with the tools they need to negotiate education and health services.
Helps young people to cope better with mental and emotional distress, and equips their parents with what they need to offer individual support.
Improves the self-esteem and social skills of children and young people.
Improves awareness, understanding and practices of teachers, GP’s, CAMHS, Social Services and other professionals.