Helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families since 1995


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Mermaids are proud to help young people, families, schools, local authorities and more.

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Mermaids Tales

Read these touching personal accounts from trans people, using their new name for the first time #WhatsYourName

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Kids & Young People

Find help and support, join the Mermaids community and watch videos.

Mermaids Youth

Parents & Guardians

Find out how Mermaids can offer support and guidance to people caring for trans young people.

Mermaids Parents


Find out how Mermaids can offer training for schools, organisations, health professionals, public bodies and private companies.

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Over 19?

We have gathered links and articles relevant to older transgender teens and young adults.

Over 19s


There’s lots of ways you can support the Mermaids charity, for ideas and practical ways you can raise money see our fundraising guide.


ETHAN: A Short Film from Mermaids

A short film produced by RAW for Mermaids. Starring 18yo Ethan who’s found his voice; with support from Mermaids and his parents, he’s more confident expressing his true self.

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