We support LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and those questioning their sexual or gender identity) children, young people and their families in the UK
Gender Space is a service for trans young people aged 12-18 in the North of England. Support takes place remotely via phone or internet platforms and takes place over four tailored sessions. The same support is also offered to the parents/carers or other special adult of a young trans person.
Events occur every month where young people and families accessing the service can meet each other and share experiences.
Back at the start, 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, Mermaids has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends.
We also seek to educate and inform wider society on gender identity by helping professionals accommodate and reassure gender-diverse young people.
Text MERMAIDS to
for free 24/7 crisis support all across the UK.
All texts are answered by trained volunteers with support from experienced clinical supervisors.