Transgender charity Mermaids relaunch website

I’ve been known Susie Green, the CEO of Mermaids, a charity helping children who identify as transgender, for several years after I wrote her daughter Jackie’s story for The Sun.

When the charity decided to relauch their website following a huge rise in the number of enquiries they receive I wanted to help, and so I interviewed several parents who have been supported by the charity.

Parents’ voices section on the new Mermaids website

The interviews were very emotional, and the mums I spoke to bravely opened up about the issues their children have faced since coming out as trans, including bullying at school, self harm and suicide attempts.

Their stories are extremely powerful, and they shared them in the hope of showing other parents that this isn’t the end of the road for a child, just the start of a new journey.

If you’d like to read some of the interviews, they are here.