Information on teenagers and gender identity, parental worries, and young people’s mental health issues.
The Tavistock & Portman – Children & Young People
We see children and young people (up to the age of 18) and their families who are experiencing difficulties in the development of their gender identity. This includes children who are unhappy with their biological sex.
Gender Identity Clinic (Tavistock & Portman)
Tel: 0208 938 7590
The Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) is the largest and oldest gender clinic in the UK, dating back to 1966. We accept referrals from all over the UK for adults (over 17 years and nine months) with issues related to gender. We are a multi-disciplinary administrative and clinical team, including psychologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists and speech and language therapists. We work together in order to provide holistic gender care, focusing on the biological/medical, psychological and social aspects of gender.
Helpline: 0808 801 0400
We offer information, support, friendship and shared experiences. We give support for individual young people, with or without support from their families, whether they are out or not we will try, where possible, to help their families understand and accept their child's gender identity issue. We will also offer our help to family members, professionals and others who are worried about a child or young person. We will offer our support via telephone, email and snail mail.
Our main aim is to offer support to all FTMs. You may be early in considering your gender identity, living long term as a trans guy or simply exploring your options. You may be wondering about undertaking hormone treatment or surgery, and want to meet and speak with others on similar journeys. We are here to support you in making and affirming your own choices. If you want to access practical information, we are proud to offer leaflets and booklets covering topics such as surgery, hormones, NHS and private sector care, and a dynamic library of videos and books.
The Beaumont Trust
A registered charity which helps those who are in any way troubled by gender dysphoria or are involved with the care of others in that situation.
We provide information to those affected by the issues concerning the trans spectrum. We offer free, confidential and non-judgemental advice, information and support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994
Life’s tough, we know that. It can throw a lot your way and make it hard to know what the hell to do with it all. So, welcome to The Mix. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome. We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs. We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands. You can even volunteer with us too.
Helpline: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Free, confidential 24-hour helpline staffed by counsellors especially for children and young people to talk about any issue that is worrying them. Lines can be busy so keep trying. You can talk to a counsellor online as well as other young people via the message boards. The ChildLine website also contains a lots of information and advice on various topics including abuse, domestic violence, bullying and exam stress.
Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.
HOPELINEUK – 0800 068 4141
Worried about someone
Support for anyone under 35 experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be experiencing thoughts of suicide.
Students Against Depression
Developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. Many of their stories and suggestions are included on the site.
Campaign Against Living Miserably
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
Support for young men suffering from depression.
Parents’ Advice Line: 020 7823 5430
WhatsApp: 07496 682785
Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse and was established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key and works UK-wide to provide individuals and organisations with practical skills and resources necessary to keep children safe from harm. The Kidscape staff equips vulnerable children with practical non-threatening knowledge and skills in how to keep themselves safe and reduce the likelihood of future harm. Kidscape works with children and young people under the age of 16, their parents/carers, and those who work with them.
Offers practical information and advice to young people and their parents through the website and by email, it includes work with schools, youth organisations, police forces and health trusts, running workshops and speaking at conferences.
We are a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, working together to achieve our vision to: stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. We provide resources and information to help schools address bullying of children with special educational needs and disabilities.