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.
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.