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Information and Support: Gender Identity

People with Gender Dysphoria or those who have children with Gender Dysphoria should contact their GP as a first course of action.

Information about Gender Dysphoria from the NHS is available at the NHS website.

The following organisations may also be able to help.

Gender Trust

The Gender Trust helps 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 website


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

Visit the Mermaids website

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation offers a range of services, support and information to lesbian, gay and bi and transsexual communities.
Phone: 0845 3 30 30 30 (Daily 10am-10pm)

Visit the LGBT Foundation website

The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES)

The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) offers information and on line resources to help improve the lives of trans people of all ages.

Phone: 01372 801554

Visit the GIRES website

Related Information and Support

If you have also been affected by bullying or LGBT issues, organisations listed on our Bullying support page or LGBT support page may be able to help.

You can see a list of current BBC Action Line support on the Action Line A-Z page.