Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We aim to reduce isolation and loneliness for gender variant and transgender children, young people and their families.
Mermaids supports children and young people up to 20 years old who are transgender and/or gender diverse, and their families, and professionals involved in their care.
We work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and call for improvements in professional services.
We have a helpline, an email support service, a parents forum and a separate teens forum, plus we organise multiple residential weekends per annum, and have several support groups. We can also give you information and links to other local organisations.
For any queries please do get in touch with us or visit the Mermaids Facebook Page.