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 Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) is the largest and oldest gender clinic in the UK, dating back to 1966. We accept referrals from all over the UK for adults (over 17 years and nine months) with issues related to gender. We are a multi-disciplinary administrative and clinical team, including psychologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists and speech and language therapists. We work together in order to provide holistic gender care, focusing on the biological/medical, psychological and social aspects of gender.
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.
Our main aim is to offer support to all FTMs. 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.
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.
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.
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.