Gender reassignment helplines
Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on gender reassignment
NHS Choices – Transgender Health
Information on teenagers and gender identity, parental worries, and young people’s mental health issues.
The Tavistock & Portman
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.
Our main aim is to offer support to all Female-To-Males. You may be early in considering your gender identity, living long term as a trans guy or simply exploring your options. You may be wondering about undertaking hormone treatment or surgery, and want to meet and speak with others on similar journeys. We are here to support you in making and affirming your own choices. If you want to access practical information, we are proud to offer leaflets and booklets covering topics such as surgery, hormones, NHS and private sector care, and a dynamic library of videos and books.
The Gender Trust
National Helpline: 01527 894 838
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.
Provides information for trans people, their familiesand the professionals who care for them.
GIRES combines the expertise of a largely voluntary teamof trans and non trans people, which provides a wide range of support for transpeople and those who care for them, while ensuring that the charity is robustlygoverned.
Helpline: 020 8123 4819
For children and teenagers who have gender identity problems, their families, friends and carers.
The Beaumont Trust
Helpline: 07000 287 878
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.
An organisation offering free, confidential and non-judgemental advice, information and support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK.
Helpline: 0808 802 5544
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.
Helpline: 0808 11 11
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.
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. We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs. We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands. You can even volunteer with us too.
HOPELINEUK: 0800 068 4141
Support for anyone under 35 experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be experiencing thoughts of suicide.
Students Against Depression
Developed 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 Miserably
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
Support for young men suffering from depression.