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Mermaids Helpline



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About Mermaids Helpline

Mermaids Helpline offers free and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We exist to help transgender young people and their families in the United Kingdom who may be experiencing emotional distress related to bullying, gender & sexual identity, loneliness.

When you reach out to us you will talk with one of our trained counselors or volunteers who are experienced in how to help people in your situation. They will listen to you, unpack your story and feelings, and work with you to help you through your challenges. Anyone may call and get support. We help everyone, regardless of age, gender, religious views, or nationality.

Where is Mermaids Helpline available?

Available nationwide in United Kingdom

Who does Mermaids Helpline support?

Everyone, lgbtq+, and youth

What can I talk to Mermaids Helpline about?

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Service supporting transgender young people up to and including the age of 19, their families and professionals working with them After hours: Text MERMAIDS to 85258 for crisis 24 hours service

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