If you are a transgender young person, which includes gender fluid, non-binary and agender, or just looking to understand what it all means, take a look at the following sites.
Each contains a lot of useful information around gender identity and gender transitioning that offer support for young people and parents/carers as well as professionals working with young people.
The NHS gives some good and trusted advice about the common health and wellbeing issues that many trans people experience including how to find a Gender Identity Clinic.
The Site is the online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK. If you’re feeling confused about your gender, it can be an isolating time. They can help you understand the different issues trans young people face and where you can go to get the support you need.
Brook is the place young people trust for support, advice, education and campaigns about sex, their health and their lives with a specific area on gender.
Mermaids is an online support group for children and young people up to 19 years old suffering with issues with their gender identity, and their families, friends, and wider networks, such as schools, youth groups, or medical professionals.
Gendered Intelligence works predominantly with the transgender community and those who impact on trans lives; they specialise in supporting young trans people aged 11-25. They are currently co-delivering a group in Hertfordshire which meets once a month in Stevenage.
GIRES works to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people, including those who are non-binary and agender.
Young Pride in Herts offers support, information and advice to the young LGBTQ community and to those who may be struggling with their sexuality or gender, in Hertfordshire.
If you need support, want to get involved in changing services in the county or are a friend/parent or carer who needs advice, please contact us through our Contact page.