Resources for Professionals
Mermaids provides the below resources and information as a reference point for professionals supporting a gender non-conforming or transgender young person. This information is provided as an introduction, and is not intended as a replacement to comprehensive diversity training, including guideance on how best to support gender-diverse children and young people.
Mermaids provides trans-inclusive diversity training to schools, organisations, health professionals, public bodies and private companies. If you would like to find out more about how Mermaids can support your organisation, please fill out our contact form or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Gender?
All About Trans - Patchwork Stories
Victoria Derbyshire show "Lilly and Jessica"
CBBC My Life Series 6 Episode 1 - "I Am Leo"
TED talk by Norman Spack- Endocrinologist - talking about treating young people with gender dysphoria
Understanding Children's Atypical Gender Behaviour
Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities - American Academy of Pediatrics
What should I do if I think I might be transgender - The Guardian
HuffPost - Why bathroom access matters
The BMJ - What your GP should know
The Facts (about transgender kids)
Health across the gender spectrum - Stanford University
Caring for Gender Non-Conforming Young People - GIRES
GIRES online resource for GPs - Royal College of General Practitioners
This quicklink should take you to the summary page of the course and if you select ‘Start Gender Variance’ the page will route you through to a login page – if you are not registered with the eLearning Platform you are given the option to register for free after which you will be able to access the course (free of charge). Although the registration form asks for GMC or NMC number this is not a required field and can be left blank allowing anyone to access the course.
What is Neutrois? - Agender. Neutral-gender. Neither male nor female.
Transitioning while non-binary
Beyond the binary magazine
National LGB&T Partnership - Trans health factsheets
Child and Adolescent Services:
The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) - The Tavistock & Portman Clinic
General Medical Council - NHS Treatment pathways & bridging prescriptions
The Sandyford Clinic (Scotland)
Gender variant children and young people in care
LGBT Youth In Care - Toolkit
Adult Gender Clinic Waiting Times
The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health
Northants Gender Clinic
Royal College of Psychiatrists - Good practice guidelines for the assessment and treatment of adults with gender dysphoria
Rehab 4 Addiction - A free and confidential helpline for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction
Michelle Bridgman, UKCP, BACP - Psychotherapist
Provider of private health care for transgender patients based in Abergavenny, but also working through video conferencing. Prospective patients may want to know that, in Oct 2018, Health Inspectorate Wales successfully proceeded with criminal action. Both Online GP Services Ltd and Dr Webberley were found guilty at Merthyr Magistrates court. Sentencing will take place on 2 November 2018.