Helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families since 1995
ASK YOUR MP TO SUPPORT A TRANS-INCLUSIVE BAN ON CONVERSION THERAPY
The government has back-tracked on its promises to the LGBT+ communities to ban all forms of conversion abuse. By actively excluding trans and non-binary people from the conversion therapy ban, the government has decided to condone conversion abuse for our community. Ask your MP to support a trans-inclusive ban on conversion therapy, and make sure any future law leaves no one behind.
Welcome to MANGO!
MANGO is a new online activist programme for all trans young people aged 16-19.
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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