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

Mermaids Name Change Clinic

If you’re under 20 and need help changing your name, our brand new FREE Name Change Clinic is here to help!

This online legal clinic offers the chance to seek free reassurance in a safe space with lawyers and our trans-led legal team about your Deed Poll

On Zoom, 6 – 7pm on 28 April.

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Mermaids Journal 19/20

2019/2020 was an exciting year of growth, success and celebration for us. Check out our beautiful journal to see how we’ve continued to support trans, nonbinary and gender-diverse young people and their families.

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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

Professionals

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

Professionals

We’re proud to offer our new range of Mermaids merchandise, with all profits going towards our charitable works.

Over 18?

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

Over 18s

Fundraising

There’s lots of ways you can support Mermaids, for ideas and practical ways you can raise money see our fundraising guide, which is updated regularly.

Fundraising

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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Speak to a trained member of the Mermaid’s team.

0808 801 0400

Monday – Friday; 9am – 9pm

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Web Chat

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Text Chat

Are you in a crisis?
Do you need help?

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text MERMAIDS to

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for free 24/7 crisis support all across the UK.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers with support from experienced clinical supervisors.