Mermaids UK


COVID-19 Update

Yes, our helpline, webchat, email support and text support services are operating as normal. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers are determined to offer more support not less during this period of uncertainty. However, some services which rely on group meetings and activities have had to be postponed or cancelled in the best interests of our service users, volunteers and staff.
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Who is it for?

Transgender children and young people

Age range


Services offered

Mermaids supports gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care. Transgender and gender-variant children and teens need support and understanding, as well as the freedom to explore their gender identity. Whatever the outcome, Mermaids is committed to helping families navigate the challenges they may face. Our support; reduces isolation and loneliness for gender-variant and transgender children, young people and their families. Provides families and young people with the tools they need to negotiate education and health services. Helps young people to cope better with mental and emotional distress, and equips their parents with what they need to offer individual support. Improves the self-esteem and social skills of children and young people. Improves awareness, understanding and practices of teachers, GP’s, CAMHS, Social Services and other professionals.

How to access

Telephone Helpline, Webchat, text and email


[email protected]

Open hours

Monday – Friday; 9am – 9pm


Social Media

Twitter @Mermaids_GenderFacebook @MermaidsGenderInstagram - mermaidsgender