Helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families since 1995
Run for Mermaids!
Miles for Mermaids is back! This virtual event can now be taken in three distance options – 5km, 10km and 100km. All our events can be completed in one go or be broken down into several smaller chunks. And of course because they are virtual, they can be completed at a time and place to suit you.
Find the right information and support for you
Kids & Young People
Find help and support, join the Mermaids community and watch videos.
Parents & Guardians
Find out how Mermaids can offer support and guidance to people caring for trans young people.
Name Change Clinic
Looking for free and independent guidance on the use of deed polls to change your or your child’s name? Visit our online legal clinic in collaboration with Latham & Watkins.
What should my transgender child’s school be doing to help?
Making sure your transgender child feels as supported in school as they do at home can really help when they’re transitioning. Faye, an assistant head teacher, talks about how staff training, gender neutral uniforms and putting gender identity on the curriculum can help create a safe environment for your child.
For more videos, head to our Parents Resource page
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