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

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Empowering professionals through increased knowledge and resources, to create a LGBTQIA+ inclusive ethos.

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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.

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Professionals

Mermaids offers training for schools, organisations, health professionals, public bodies and private companies. Find out more here.

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Over 18?

Links and articles relevant to older trans teens and young adults.

Over 18s

Fundraising

There are lots of ways you can support Mermaids! For ideas on how you can raise money, check out our fundraising guide.

Fundraising

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.

Name Change Clinic

Blog

From essays about trans joy to reaction to the latest news affecting trans youth, visit our blog for the stories that matter.

Blog

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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