Gender Dysphoria Helplines
Information on teenagers and gender identity, parental worries, and young people’s mental health issues.
Young MindsHelpline: 0808 802 5544www.youngminds.org.uk
Supporting your child with Gender Identity issues
Gender and mental healthParents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.
Bayswater support Group
We offer parents whose children have a transgender identity somewhere to talk, share and be understood. We are wary of medical solutions to gender dysphoria, when exploring gender roles is part of normal child development. We also work to educate public bodies about adolescent gender dysphoria.
Helpline: 0300 330 5468
Mindline Trans+ provides a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. We don’t record calls and we don’t ask for any personal details. You don’t have to tell us your name. Our listeners will try and understand the multitude of feelings and concerns that may be going on for you. We are here to listen and offer support. We are also here to support family members, friends, colleagues and carers.
The Beaumont Society
Information Line: 01582 412220
We believe that transgendered people have the right to dignity. As well as being a support network, the society keenly promotes the better understanding of the conditions of transgender, transvestism and gender dysphoria in society, thereby creating and improving tolerance and acceptance of these conditions by a wider public.
The Beaumont Trust
A registered charity which helps those who are in any way troubled by gender dysphoria or are involved with the care of others in that situation.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994
Life’s tough, we know that. It can throw a lot your way and make it hard to know what the hell to do with it all. So, welcome to The Mix. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome.
Mermaids Helpline: 0808 801 0400
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.
Helpline: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
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.
YoungMindsHelpline: 0808 802 5544 www.youngminds.org.uk Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.
PapyrusHOPELINEUK – 0800 068 4141www.papyrus-uk.org
Worried about someoneSupport for anyone under 35 experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be experiencing thoughts of suicide.
Students Against Depressionwww.studentsagainstdepression.orgDeveloped in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. Many of their stories and suggestions are included on the site.
Campaign Against Living MiserablyHelpline: 0800 58 58 58www.thecalmzone.net Support for young men suffering from depression.
Parents’ Advice Line: 020 7823 5430
WhatsApp: 07496 682785
Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse and was established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key and works UK-wide to provide individuals and organisations with practical skills and resources necessary to keep children safe from harm. The Kidscape staff equips vulnerable children with practical non-threatening knowledge and skills in how to keep themselves safe and reduce the likelihood of future harm. Kidscape works with children and young people under the age of 16, their parents/carers, and those who work with them.
Offers practical information and advice to young people and their parents through the website and by email, it includes work with schools, youth organisations, police forces and health trusts, running workshops and speaking at conferences.
Identity based bullying and how to tackle it
We are a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, working together to achieve our vision to: stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. We provide resources and information to help schools address bullying of children with special educational needs and disabilities.