Support for trans, including nonbinary and gender diverse students aged 18 – 25
From April to July 2021, Mermaids will be working with Student Space as part of an exciting four-month pilot project to provide support to trans, nonbinary and gender diverse students, aged 18 – 25 years old.
Student Space is run by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. It has been developed collaboratively with services, higher education professionals, researchers and students to complement the existing services available to students.
Our Web Chat is a free and confidential service for trans, including nonbinary and gender diverse students. You can chat online with a qualified web-chat operator. Open from 9am – 9pm Monday to Friday.
What support is available?
A free and confidential phone and web-chat service has been designed specifically to support students. This is open to trans, gender-diverse and non-binary students who are aged 18 to 25, and is available 9am-9pm, Monday to Friday.
Helpline: 0808 8010 424
This helpline free, confidential phone line for trans, including nonbinary and gender diverse students aged 18 – 25.
You will speak to a trained member of the Mermaid’s team.
Open from 9am – 9pm Monday to Friday.
About Student Space
In response to the significant impact of the pandemic on the student population, Student Minds launched Student Space in August 2020 to help students find the support that they need during coronavirus.
The platform works to support students in three ways:
1. Access to dedicated support services
2. Information, tools and student stories on navigating life during the pandemic
3. Help students find what support is available at their university
Student Space Community
As well as offering live chat support, transgender, including nonbinary and gender-diverse students aged between 18 – 25 can join our private and secure community forum.
It’s a safe space for you to ask questions, talk about how you’re getting on, and share experiences with others. Our online community for trans students is a safe space for you to ask questions, talk about how you are doing, and share experiences with others.