We’re Mermaids.
We’ve been supporting trans, non-binary and gender-questioning children and young people and the important people in their lives since 1995.

Back then, we were a small group of concerned parents sitting around the kitchen table, coming together to share experiences, find answers and look for ways to keep our children safe and happy.

Today, we’re one of the UK’s leading trans-focused charities. We provide services directly to trans children and young people, to families, and work to educate and inform professionals and organisations who want to be part of a society where trans children and young people are safe, included and empowered to be their best selves. We also campaign for the things that matter most to trans children and young people.

Over the years, we’ve seen many changes in the language and understanding surrounding gender issues but one thing remains the same: transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children deserve the freedom and confidence to explore their gender identity wherever their journey takes them, free from fear, isolation and discrimination.

Services provided for

  1. Trans People/People with gender histories
  2. Young People

Key areas of work

  1. Advice/Information
  2. Advocacy
  3. Drop-in Service
  4. Education
  5. Events
  6. Gender
  7. Hate Crime
  8. Helpline
  9. Networks
  10. Policy/Representation
  11. Publications
  12. Resource Library
  13. Self-help/Support Group
  14. Training
  15. Volunteering

Contact Details


0808 801 0400


[email protected]


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