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Mermaids
REGISTERED NAME
MERMAIDS
REGISTERED NUMBER
1160575
ORGANISATION TYPE
Charity Commission England and Wales
YEAR OF REGISTRATION
2015
Last Updated:
25.03.2021

£902k

Turnover

0

Employees

0

Volunteers

Organisation Overview

Areas of Interest

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Youth and young adults
  • Education
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Human Rights

Our History

  • Founded in 1995 by a group of parents brought together by their children’s gender diversity and identifying a need for support. The charity was incorporated in 2016 to formalise operations and meet ever increasing demand for support. Our services include a helpline, peer support spaces, weekend residentials as well as professional training.

Areas of Operation

  • England - Nationwide
  • Wales - Nationwide
  • Scotland - Nationwide
  • United Kingdom

Beneficiaries

  • The General Public / Mankind

    Our beneficiaries are transgender, non-binary and gender diverse children and young people aged 19 and under

  • The General Public / Mankind

    Mermaids also supports their families and caregivers as well as the professionals involved in their care. Our helpline is available to anyone needing support related to gender identity, either the child/young person themselves or their caregivers.

Our Vision for a better future

  • Mermaids envisions a world where transgender, non-binary and gender diverse children can be themselves and thrive, free of discrimination and prejudice. Transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and teens need support and understanding, as well as the freedom to explore their gender identity.

Our goals to make a difference

  • To reduce distress and isolation while increasing confidence of trans children and young people.

  • Creating supportive environments for trans young people through working with those closest to them.

  • To increases societal understanding of young trans and non-binary lives and lived experience.

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