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Supporting trans, non-binary and gender-diverse children, young people and their families since 1995

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Developed by trans young people, for trans young people, our Trans Youth Manifesto calls on our future government to listen to the needs and wants of our community.

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

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

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We empower professionals with sessions and resources which help to create a LGBTQIA+ inclusive ethos in your workplace.

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


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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