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Mermaids (Support for Children and Young People : Gender Diverse)

If you are a young person that feels at odds with their birth gender, or you are a parent with a child who feels this way,

Mermaids can help. Mermaids supports children and young people up to 20 years old who are gender diverse, and their families, and professionals involved in their care.

Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.

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Where to go

Suite 4, Tarn House
77, The High Street
West Yorkshire
LS19 7SP

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We are sorry that we can't give you definitive times when we can answer your calls as our helpline is covered by volunteers who have other family and work commitments. General hours covered are between 9am and 9pm, Monday to Friday. 

If your call is not answered, you can either leave a message and we can call you back or you can email us at  We understand that you may only be able to receive a call from us at a specific time, so please let us know when it would be convenient to call and we will try to call you at that time.  We won't call you outside of that time.

Last updated on 17/01/2020
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