If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:


Mermaids is a support group for gender variant children & teenagers, and their families. Its members are parents and young people who have dealt with, or are dealing with gender identity issues.

Contact them by phone on 020 81234 819

Visit the Mermaids site

The Beaumont Society

The Beaumont Society is a transgender self help group run by transgender volunteers. You will find lots of information on their website.

Contact them by phone on 01582 41 22 20

Visit The Beaumont Society site

The Gender Trust

The Gender Trust is a Registered Charity in a position to help adults throughout the United Kingdom who are Transsexual, Gender Dysphoric, Transgender, or those whose lives are affected by gender identity issues.

Visit The Gender Trust site


HOPELineUK, provided by the organisation PAPYRUS, is available if you’re a young person and you’re considering suicide, or you feel depressed or like you’re not coping with life. HOPELineUK is a confidential helpline service staffed by trained professionals who can give support, practical advice and information. PAPYRUS can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know.

Call the helpline on 0800 068 41 41

Visit the PAPYRUS site


Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Contact the Samaritans by phone on 08457 90 90 90

Visit the Samaritans site

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