Resources for Young People

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Mermaids Group

Youth forum


Useful Videos

What is Gender?

All About Trans - Patchwork Stories

My Genderation - Trans* peoples vlogs and videos

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

BBC3's Transexual Teen, Beauty Queen

Podcast - How to be a girl - Daily Life With My Transgender Daughter


Useful articles

What should I do if I think I might be transgender - The Guardian

Really TV - Jackie's Story

HuffPost - Why bathroom access matters

The BMJ - What your GP should know


Non-binary information

What is Neutrois? - Agender. Neutral-gender. Neither male nor female.

Androgyne online

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)

KOI - Knowing Our Identity (N. Ireland)


Over 17s

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



GIRES Tranzwiki

Mindline Trans+ (Mind Bristol)


Gender Jam NI (Northern Ireland)

Sail NI (Northern Ireland)

LGBT Youth Scotland

Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority - Fertility Preservation


Private Support

Michelle Bridgman, Psychotherapist


Information About Reparative / Conversion therapy

UKCP - Memorandum of understanding against conversion therapy

Wikipedia: Controversy over conversion therapy

The Guardian article: Thank you, Obama, for condemning ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBT teens – by Paris Lees


Changing Names

Free Deedpoll

Ben Hoare Bell Solicitors: 'Transgender Children: When can they change their first names at school without parental consent?'

Changing your NHS details

Over 16 Deed Poll Template

Simple Deed Poll Guidance

Organisations to Contact