You might see Mermaids at your local pride event – but we also run a number of events for transgender and gender non-confirming children, young people and their families throughout the year.

COVID-19: latest information on events

We understand that many of our young people and families rely on our events and, as such, we plan to keep this section updated with the measures being taken over this difficult period. The safety of our service users, volunteers and staff is paramount and we’re doing everything we can to make sure we’re continuing to offer the support and reassurance our service users require.
The following measures are precautionary and the information below will be updated regularly.

CHANGES TO EVENTS (Updated: 23.03.20)
With immediate effect, we are cancelling or postponing all gatherings and events such as residential weekends, local group meetings, pride events, and conferences until at least June 23rd 2020. This includes:
– The residential scheduled for March.
– The residential scheduled for May.
– Our presence at Pride in London 2020.
– The residential scheduled for July.
We will review all future events on a rolling basis and will announce any changes as soon as decisions have been made.
For any queries regarding individual events, please contact us via the following channels:
Residential queries: [email protected]
General events: [email protected]uk
Local Groups: [email protected]
Anything else: [email protected]
You can also find out how we’re responding to the current situation here. Please be assured of our best wishes, always, and once again, we apologise for any personal impact these steps will have on individuals.

Residential Weekends

Mermaids organises residential weekends for families with children and young people up to (and including) the age of 19. These inclusive weekends provide an opportunity for families (including siblings) and young people to relax in an environment that is free from judgement and where the everyday pressure to conform or explain is removed.

A variety of speakers are invited to attend, not only to show that being transgender is something to be celebrated, but to empower and enable families and young people to access the best care possible. Entertaining activities are laid on for the young and not-so-young and there are opportunities to learn from professionals, peers and people at various stages of their gender journeys.

You must be a member of our Parents or Young People Groups in order to register for residential weekends.

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Pride Season

There are now over 100 pride events in the United Kingdom and we recognise the importance of each and every one of them as embodying the spirit of LGBT+ protest and celebration.  We would love to be represented at all of them, so if you are able to run a stall at your local pride, please click below to send our pride team an email.

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LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It spans the whole of February in the UK. We support a number of events during LGBT History Month with stalls and speakers.

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Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.  Please click below to email our events team if you would like Mermaids to support your #TDoV event with either a stall or a speaker.

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Transgender Day of Rememberance

Transgender Day of Remembrance, observed annually on November 20, is a day to memorialise those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people. Please click below to email the events team if you would like Mermaids to support your #TDoR event with either a stall or a speaker.

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Annual General Meeting

An important event, where we take time to review the work that Mermaids has performed over the past year. We welcome as many of our parents and young people to attend to help us celebrate and feed ‘forward’ to help guide our work into the future.  Children (inc siblings) are welcome and entertainment will be provided for them to allow parents to participate in the AGM itself, knowing that their children are safe.


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

0808 801 0400

Monday – Friday; 9am – 9pm

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