The aim of our events is to embrace, educate and empower trans, non-binary and gender-diverse young people and their families. We host family days and weekend residentials, and support trans youth their loved ones to take part in Pride celebrations across the UK.
Over 1,200 people have walked through the door of a Mermaids weekend residential since 2014, with an 850% increase in guests between 2014 and 2019. Increasingly, some of our residentials get fully booked just 1.5 minutes after tickets have been released!
There are now over 100 Pride events in the UK 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 as many as possible but need help from local volunteers to do so. If you would like to help Mermaids support a Pride event as a volunteer, then please get in touch.
Our national residential weekends are open to families with gender diverse children up to (and including) the age of 19. There is no minimum age for children, and siblings are welcome.
These safe, inclusive weekends provide an opportunity for families and young people to relax in an environment that is free from judgement and where the everyday pressure to conform or explain is removed.