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Susan’s Story I wanted to help other young people to access and benefit from the support of Mermaids in a way which my own family didn’t have when we needed support. Six days before the date of the London Marathon, I saw details of the 2.6 Challenge organizers had set up to replace the event which, of course, couldn’t happen this year due to the pandemic. I would never normally contemplate taking part in the Marathon, but they’d suggested socially-distanced events such as running round your garden for 2.6 miles, or 26 times. That made me decide I’d raise money…

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As the weather gets warmer, people wearing binders need to be careful in the heat. We’ve put together a few tips to help you stay safe and comfortable. 1.      You shouldn’t wear your binder for more than 8 hours, but when the weather is warmer, it’s a good idea to wear your binder for as little time as possible. As we’re spending more time indoors, try only wearing your binder when you go out. 2.      Staying hydrated has never been more important. When wearing your binder in warm weather you will sweat more than usual. It’s…

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How the star of the Harry Potter films helped our trans social media manager overcome that blog post. I’m sitting on my Slytherin bed sheets feeling gutted. This isn’t the first time I’ve experienced what feels to me like transphobia. It’s not the first time someone’s let me down by saying things that seem to deny who I am, and it certainly won’t be the last time I’m hurt by someone I thought was my friend. I’m Jake and I’m a non-binary muggle. I came to terms with my identity when I was 17, at a time when toxic trans…

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Lockdown has created some unique challenges, especially for people who already deal with feelings of loneliness and isolation. We’ve put together some quick tips for staying in contact with people and keeping occupied at home, hopefully giving you the tools you’ll need to make each day better. Video Call Your Friends Using free apps like Zoom, Houseparty, Google hangouts and Skype, it’s never been easier to video chat with multiple friends at once. Whilst bad connections and slow internet can get the best of us all, you can’t underestimate the value of seeing your friends faces and hanging out like…

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Today we received support from international actress, model and human rights campaigner, Jameela Jamil. She posted a heartfelt video on her Instagram and already the video has had a massive response with positive comments flooding in! It comes after other worldwide names gave their support to our charity. Harry and Megan have shown their support for us, calling the work we do “Amazing” A spokesman for the Royal Foundation said: “Mermaids are one of a number of important organisations who are working on the frontline to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Britain.” You can read more about this here!…

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