Mermaids is a completely separate group from Focus.  It is a support group and charity which offers family and individual support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues.  They offer a number of helpful services to those affected by transgender issues throughout the UK.

These include a number of forums specifically for parents, children, and professionals.  Here teenagers can talk to their peers, and parents can discuss their problems with others who have experienced, or are experiencing, similar issues with their children.  You can access these forums through the Mermaids Website.

MERMAIDS WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

Often children, teenagers, and their families feel lonely, isolated, even alienated, and in need of someone to talk to for advice or support.  It is very helpful to be in contact with or talk to others who have gone through, or are going through, similar problems.

MERMAIDS MAILING LISTS / FORUMS

 

Mermaids Mailing List

Open to young transgendered people between ages 12 and 19 in the UK.

CLICK HERE

Mermaids Parents Mailing List

Mailing List for parents and carers.

CLICK HERE

Mermaids Professionals Mailing List

Mailing list for professionals dealing in a capacity of care for a child or young person. For example, in education, social or youth work.

CLICK HERE