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

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COVID-19 Keep safe, keep strong, keep in touch

Important updates on our situation during COVID-19

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Supporting Your Transgender Child

Watch our new video series, where we answer the most common questions from parents when it comes to supporting their child

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Kids & Young People

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

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

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.


What should I do if my transgender child is bullied?

If you’re worried or anxious that your transgender child is a victim of transphobic bullying, abuse or harassment in school or online, there are a lot of things you can do to support them. Lui shares their advice on how you can protect your child from transphobia and why reporting any incidents of it is so important.

For more videos, head to our Parents Resource page

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