We see children and young people (up to the age of 18) and their families who are experiencing difficulties in the development of their gender identity. This includes children who are unhappy with their biological sex.
The Trust is a listening ear, a caring support and an information centre for anyone with any question or problem concerning their gender identity, or whose loved one is struggling with gender identity issues.
Helpline: 0844 334 0550 *Calls to 0844 numbers are charged at 7ppm, plus the charge from your call provider
We offer information, support, friendship and shared experiences. We give support for individual young people, with or without support from their families, whether they are out or not We will try, where possible, to help their families understand and accept their child's gender identity issue. We will also offer our help to family members, professionals and others who are worried about a child or young person. We will offer our support via telephone, email and snail mail.
You may be looking at this because you’re feeling confused about your gender. Maybe something doesn’t feel quite ‘right’. Or maybe you’ve been experimenting with, say, women’s clothes, but you aren’t sure what that means. Or maybe you’ve been called a word (like ‘trannie’ or ‘gender bender’) and you don’t understand what it means. Nobody fits into a nice little gender box perfectly. But, usually, being trans is when you don’t feel your ‘sex’ exactly meets your ‘gender’.
Free, confidential 24-hour helpline staffed by counsellors especially for children and young people to talk about any issue that is worrying them. Lines can be busy so keep trying. You can talk to a counsellor online as well as other young people via the message boards. The ChildLine website also contains a lots of information and advice on various topics including abuse, domestic violence, bullying and exam stress.
Whatever your problem or concern we are here to support you. All problems, whether big or small, will be answered with the same level of care and concern. Your call will be treated as confidential and you can remain anonymous.
Offers practical information and advice to young people and their parents through the website and by email. It works with schools, youth organisations, police forces and health trusts, running workshops and speaking at conferences.
Resources and information to help schools address bullying of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Helpline: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Free, confidential 24-hour helpline staffed by counsellors specially for children and young people to talk about any issue that is worrying them. Lines can be busy so keep trying. You can talk to a counsellor online as well as other young people via the message boards. The ChildLine website also contains a lots of information and advice on various topics including abuse, domestic violence, bullying and exam stress.